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Science assists hurdler Lolo Jones on track

Updated: June 19, 2012, 8:29 PM ET
Associated Press

The long-limbed red, green and blue stick figure on the computer screen hopped over the orange hurdle and hustled down the lane.

That brightly shaded avatar was a mirror image of hurdler Lolo Jones' movements on the track and just might go a long way in leading her to another color -- gold at the London Games.

Using computer-vision technology and 40 high-speed, motion-capture cameras, computer scientists, along with sports biomechanics and physiologists, have been studying every minute ...

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