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“The Sports Gene” Q&A: Exploring the Genetics of Athleticism

How do the best athletes become the best?

Why are some people more athletic than others? Is it because they’ve been genetically gifted, or do they just practice more and try harder than the rest of us?

How is it that groups of people who train together, following the exact same plan, produce vastly different results in performance?

And then there’s the always sensitive topic of race and gender in athletics. What role does genetics play in this ongoing debate?

Award-winning sports writer David Epstein investigates these questions and many more in his fascinating New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance.

Join Finish Line Physical Therapy for The Sports Gene Q&A with David Epstein
–> Thursday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m.
–> Finish Line Physical Therapy (119 W. 23rd St. #304)
–> Drinks and light refreshments will be served

David will share stories of traveling below the equator and above the Arctic Circle to interview sports phenoms, regular human phenoms, and scientists in researching this groundbreaking book. David is an engaging, oftentimes hilarious, speaker who manages to explain the inherent complexities of the genetics of athleticism with clarity and ease. If you’ve ever wondered how great athletes are able to do what they do, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

The first 100 people to RSVP (and of course show up for the event!) will receive a free copy of the book. Fill out this form to reserve your spot (and tell your friends while you’re at it).

Read more about the book

Read more about author David Epstein’s background (in addition to being a great writer and an all-around good human, he’s also an avid runner!)

Don’t believe us when we say this is a great book? Read all of the great reviews for The Sports Gene (people are using words like “engrossing” “the book I’ve been waiting for” “a rollicking ride” … all to describe a science book!)