marathon

Gut microbes may offer performance boost for elite athletes

One difference between elite athletes and the rest of us might be in what hangs out in their guts. Microbes ...
4-8-2019 running

Is one genetic mutation responsible for human endurance?

Studies suggest that a mutation caused humans to lose function of the CMAH gene two to three million years ago—around ...
runner

How a broken gene may have given us the ability to become ‘marathoners’

A new study in mice pinpoints how a stretch of DNA likely turned our ancestors into marathoners, giving us the ...