Radiolab from WNYC looks at the genetic and cultural reasons why Kenyans dominate in long-distance running. One of the guests on this episode is David Epstein. He spoke to Fresh Air in August about his study on the talent vs. skill of great athletes. But what if the skill and talent of Kenyan runners derives from a culturally-conditioned sense of perseverance? Radiolab explores:
Legions of athletes, sports gurus, and scientists have tried to figure out why Kenyans dominate long-distance running. In this short, we stumble across a surprising, and sort of terrifying, explanation.
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