Genotypes and distance running : clues from Africa.

  title={Genotypes and distance running : clues from Africa.},
  author={Robert Scott and Yannis Paul Pitsiladis},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={37 4-5},
A look at the medal podium in almost any international sporting competition reveals that some athletes and certain countries enjoy regular success in particular events. While environmental influences such as training and diet are important, it is likely that there is also some genetic component to elite athletic performance. One of the most compelling examples of athletic domination is that of east African runners in international distance running competition. This phenomenon has led to the… CONTINUE READING

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