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Race to the swift

Michael Johnson's explanation of sprinting collides with lack of science

Updated: July 10, 2012, 3:17 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Two big failures of explanation last week from your worldwide press corps. Sorry. First we failed to make clear the purpose and importance of the Higgs boson, a tiny, not-quite invisible indicator of the stuff upon which the whole universe depends; "the God Particle," to oversimplify further, without which there would be only hyper-energetic nothingness -- like an episode of "The Newsroom." Second, we failed to make clear why Michael Johnson and commercial television are probably ...

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