Y chromosome haplogroups of elite Ethiopian endurance runners

  title={Y chromosome haplogroups of elite Ethiopian endurance runners},
  author={C. Moran and R. A. Scott and S. Adams and Samantha J. Warrington and M. Jobling and Richard H Wilson and W. Goodwin and E. Georgiades and B. Wolde and Y. Pitsiladis},
  journal={Human Genetics},
Favourable genetic endowment has been proposed as part of the explanation for the success of East African endurance athletes, but no evidence has yet been presented. The Y chromosome haplogroup distribution of elite Ethiopian athletes (n=62) was compared with that of the general Ethiopian population (n=95) and a control group from Arsi (a region producing a disproportionate number of athletes; n=85). Athletes belonged to three groups: marathon runners (M; n=23), 5–km to 10–km runners (5–10K; n… Expand
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