2013  // Posts published in 2013

31 Dec 2013 Posted in Doping/Physiology

Eero Mäntyranta – Finland’s champion. 1937-2013: Obituary

Eero Mantryranta died yesterday at the age of 76. A 7-time Olympic medalist from Finland, his remarkable story is relevant to the science of performance. David Epstein shares it here

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2013 Recap. And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, all!

As 2013 draws to a close, let's look back on the highs and lows of 2013 here on the Science of Sport, with a look ahead to what 2014 might bring!

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02 Dec 2013 Posted in Uncategorized

7 High Performance principles for sport and business

High performance, whether in sport, or business, shares certain key concepts. This article introduces eight high performance concepts that span the sport-business divide.

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What is talent? Your definitions and thoughts from David Epstein

What is talent? I asked, you answered, and here are the Top 5 definitions, as judged by writer David Epstein, along with his thoughts on this fascinating question

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What is talent? Be heard on The Science of Sport, and win a dinner with David Epstein and me

Your chance to win a dinner with best-selling author David Epstein and Ross, and also to be heard on The Science of Sport. All you have to do to enter is answer one question: "What is talent?". Read more for details.

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Bricks, mortar and high performance inefficiency

South Africa has numerous world-class high performance centers and institutions. Visiting elite Kenyans ask why, with such privilege, we fail to produce more Olympic champions? We explore the implications of one Kenyan's surprising answer

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03 Nov 2013 Posted in New York Marathon

2013 New York City Marathon: Live coverage

Live coverage of the 2013 New York City Marathon, including splits and thoughts as the race unfolds. Can Mutai defend his title, and will Kenya dominate the women's race?

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30 Oct 2013 Posted in Doping

Should doping be legalized?

The debate about whether doping should be legal and whether anti-doping is doomed to failure reared its head last week. Here are thoughts on why anti-doping does work, and a compromise for the future

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22 Oct 2013 Posted in High performance management

Performance Leadership summit

I am very pleased to announce the inaugural Performance Leadership Summit, to be held in Cape Town on November 21 and 22 this year, and look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town!

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