Thursday, May 1, 2014

Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? - David Epstein

David Epstein is the author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

Changing technology, changing genes, and a changing mindset. Innovation in sports, whether that's new track surfaces or new swimming techniques, the democratization of sport, the spread to new bodies and to new populations around the world, and imagination in sport, an understanding of what the human body is truly capable of, have conspired to make athletes stronger, faster, bolder, and better than ever.

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