Olympic DNA-

  • Title: Olympic DNA
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  • Pages: 53
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RACHAEL IRVING, PhD. Is Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and the editor (with Vilma Charlton) of Jamaican Gold: Jamaican Sprinters. She lives in Kingston Jamaica.

Rachael Irving takes the complex topics of African genotypes, slave populations genetically shifted towards speed, and an impossibly rich crop of Olympians, then weaves them into a narrative to explain the long-standing Jamaican sprinting phenomenon.

Using compelling findings from her genetic research and supporting illustrations, Olympic DNA: Birth of the Fastest Humans not only shows how athletic phenotypes concentrate and replicate themselves in Africa and the Americas but also how this distribution of human speed got that way in the first place. pdf