The gene has been referred to as the superathlete
gene because at low elevations, some variants of it help athletes quickly boost hemoglobin and thus the oxygen-carrying capacity of their blood, upping endurance.
If we do this, we will continue to catch a rare superathlete
and numerous lesser athletes, weather periodic storms of controversy when an entire sport comes under scrutiny because a famous athlete tells all, and then start all over again when the next novel drug is introduced to the market.
The Olympian, or "superathlete
," takes this to new heights, and in a world where performance is measured in milliseconds, any natural substance that enhances endurance and strength and reduces recovery time determines who wins the gold and who wins the silver.
Indeed, he is the superathlete
who has redefined the slam dunk and given new meaning to the phrase hang-time.
Hoberman demonstrates via numerous historical examples that the black superathlete
is not an ineluctable biological phenomenon but rather a product of cultural circumstances.
Parker represents 20 other players, including superathlete
Deion Sanders, who is noted for hitting triples for the Atlanta Braves and intercepting passes for the Atlanta Falcons.
"I also think the advent of the superathlete
, like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and others, along with the growing demand for and collectibility of older sports personalities, like Mohammed Ali, has spurred the growth of sports art."
Soon, Jo is a gung-ho subscriber to Mueller-LaRousse's latest project, which involves synthetic muscle implants to create the perfect superathlete
. What's more, all the human guinea pigs are from Mueller-LaRousse's own followers, bombed out on drugs, including steroids, and self-conviction.
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes
, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Christopher McDougall's Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes
, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen inspires by showing superathletes
running hundreds of miles nonstop across treacherous terrain--and argues that these seemingly superhuman feats can be achieved and enjoyed by practically anyone who excises self-imposed limitations.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes
and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
(1988) Peak performance and age among superathletes
: track and field, swimming, baseball, tennis, and golf.