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Neanderthals were well suited for ‘explosive’ short sprints, not long-distance marathons

Homo sapiens are well-designed for loping along for long distances across open landscapes—especially when compared to Neanderthals. They had legs and ...
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How the evolution of our ability to run marathons ‘made us human’

Let’s call it the “running made us human” hypothesis: According to some scientists, distance running was key to our ancestors’ ...
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Marathon gene? Ancient CMAH mutation may have made us better runners

When Eliud Kipchoge broke the tape at the Berlin Marathon [in September]—setting a new world record by 78 seconds—he and his fellow ...