1. 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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    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.

    image via run events

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    radiolab

    the sports gene

    david epstein

    sports

    running

    kenya

    culture

  1. Posted on 6 June, 2012

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    Happy National Running Day! (From Fresh Air: Tips For Happier Running!)

    Happy National Running Day! (From Fresh Air: Tips For Happier Running!)

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    exercise

    national running day

  1. Women who wear high heels all the time and then walk without them walk completely differently than women who do not wear heels and they probably increase their risk for a whole host of injuries.

    — Heels shorten the Achilles tendon and change how your foot orients itself to the ground. That spells trouble once the heels come off, says Gretchen Reynolds.

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    exercise

    high heels

    running

  1. Posted on 23 May, 2012

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    Tripling that — running for 90 minutes, 4-5 times per week — improves that number by only 4 percent.

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    exercise

    running

  1. Posted on 30 April, 2012

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    Christoph Niemann’s sketches while running the NYC marathon

    Niemann on Fresh Air

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    running

  1. Posted on 18 April, 2012

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    WHEN YOU HAVE THREE PIECES TO WRITE AND YOU’RE UNDER DEADLINE AND THEN YOU FIND OUT YOU HAVE A NEW PIECE TO WRITE.

    WHEN YOU HAVE THREE PIECES TO WRITE AND YOU’RE UNDER DEADLINE AND THEN YOU FIND OUT YOU HAVE A NEW PIECE TO WRITE.

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