13 Brain-Boggling Facts About How Genes Do — And Don't — Create World-Class Athletes
Albert Pujols' mediocre reflexes, why running backs are getting shorter, and more from The Sports Gene, a new book by Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein.
Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein has a book out this week called The Sports Gene. It's about the science of athletic performance — what we're born with and what we aren't — and it will change the way you think about concepts like talent, skill, and dedication. And it's full of crazy factoids that you will read aloud to whoever happens to be sitting next to you. Here are a few of them.