Why do Africans always win marathons, etc?

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    Aug 06, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    I'm not trying to be racist or funny...but for real: How do they do it?! Do they train differently or is it just something about their genetics..? Does living in Afrida/their culture affect it perhaps?
  • BmwKid92

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    Aug 06, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    they have longer achillies tendon. Discovery Channel told me so
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    Aug 06, 2012 8:04 AM GMT
    I think they have more stamina

    " i always thought what u questioned about "
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    Aug 06, 2012 8:10 AM GMT
    k1ng is right.

    And this wasn't from Discovery Channel. This is common knowledge among anyone who's studied anatomy.
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    Aug 06, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    LMAO..
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    Aug 06, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
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  • Hothouse

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    Aug 06, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    I've been watching the Olympics and I noticed that all the runners take off and run fast when they hear that gun shot.
  • Nipmuck

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    Aug 06, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    I think maybe genetics does have something to do with it. But many of the sprinters were Afro-Americans from the West Indies ( Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados,etc.) and they were big, very muscular, guys. They seemed to be built for short bursts of tremendous power. The long-distance runners were from northeast Africa (Kenyans and Ethiopians), and they were smaller, slender guys. They seemed to be built for stamina and endurance.
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    Aug 06, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    Just a matter of time until the Chinese start catching up like they are in almost all sports lately?
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    Aug 06, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    nicobolsillo saidJust a matter of time until the Chinese start catching up like they are in almost all sports lately?


    Darn! Too bad I'm not Chinese!!!
  • MixedJock91

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    Aug 07, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    garion saidI'm not trying to be racist or funny...but for real: How do they do it?! Do they train differently or is it just something about their genetics..? Does living in Afrida/their culture affect it perhaps?


    It's just like me asking "Why do all Asians win in gymnastics/table tennis/diving etc. etc.?"
  • araphael

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    Aug 07, 2012 8:21 AM GMT
    Ancient genetics. Like I've always wondered why European guys seem to always win in archery. There must be some reason that I don't understand. I've tried archery but as a black guy I just can't seem to master shooting that damn arrow in to the bulls eye.
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    Aug 07, 2012 8:23 AM GMT
    araphael saidAncient genetics. Like I've always wondered why European guys seem to always win in archery. There must be some reason that I don't understand. I've tried archery but as a black guy I just can't seem to master shooting that damn arrow in to the bulls eye.
    I've never lost an archery competition...even long bow with no sights.

    That was when I was an early-mid teen (haven't competed since).

    A few years later I learned a bit about astrology, and learned that I'm a Sagittarius. I still don't believe in the zodiac and horoscopes and stuff, but the archery part always makes me wonder.
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    Aug 07, 2012 11:33 AM GMT
    Hothouse saidI've been watching the Olympics and I noticed that all the runners take off and run fast when they hear that gun shot.

    ROTFL...
    Hothouse..??