#4 David Epstein: The Sports Gene and the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance


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David Epstein - International best selling author - discusses his book The Sports Gene. David is a relentless researcher who is more concerned with doing things the way research says instead of how we've always been doing it. To that end, he sets himself apart from others by seeking what science says about extraordinary athletic performance and pushing for it to be tailored to the individual.

David Epstein writes about sports science and medicine, Olympic sports, and is an investigative reporter. The Sports Gene is his first book. It was a top 10 New York Times best seller, and was chosen as a best non-fiction book of 2013 by The Washington Post and Publisher’s Weekly. Runner’s World chose The Sports Gene as its book of the year, and the book was a finalist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, the PEN/ESPN Literary Sports Writing Award, and the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award. It has been translated into sixteen languages.

You can buy the Sports Gene here:

The Sports Gene on Amazon

You can find David on Twitter and his website:

The Sports Gene Website


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