David Epstein
David Epstein

David Epstein is a writer for ProPublica. He is the author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance.

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Aug. 19 2016 5:11 PMHow Old Is Too Old for Olympians?What we know about aging in elite athletes, and what it can teach us about how everyone gets older.
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Aug. 18 2016 6:09 PMHow Jamaica Develops So Many Great Sprinters
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Aug. 12 2016 1:52 PMThat 42-Year-Old Who Won Cycling Gold? There Will Be a Lot More Olympic Champions Like Her.
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Aug. 5 2013 7:30 AMHard Work Isn't Always EnoughWant to improve your aerobic capacity? Better hope you have the right genes.
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Aug. 19 2016 4:32 PMUsain Bolt Wins Because He Decelerates More Slowly Than Other Sprinters? That’s Bunk.
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Aug. 13 2016 1:24 PMHow a Search for Tall British Women Uncovered One of the World’s Greatest Athletes
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Aug. 10 2016 8:04 PMFemale Gymnasts Have Always Been Short. For 30 Years, They’ve Been Getting Shorter. Why?