Professor Gavin Kilduff's research on the impact of rivalry on athletic performance is referenced
— March 3, 2019
Excerpt from SwimSwam News -- "'Rivalry is not necessarily a situation in which two competitors hate one another,' [Kilduff] says. 'It’s more of a situation in which two competitors are inextricably linked to one another. A rivalry will motivate athletes to train harder, to practice longer and typically perform at their absolute best when they are competing with a rival.'"