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Who will win the World Cup? One factor might be travel distance

Dan Kopf
Who will win the World Cup? One factor might be travel distance

Professional athletes are just like us. They’re in much better shape, of course, but they still find it hard to recover from long plane trips. Research shows that athletes perform worse after flying long distances. For example, in Major League Baseball, while the typical away team loses 54% of the time, teams traveling across three…