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Tibetans high altitude adaptation

Postby tigerlilly » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:36 pm

Thought folks might find this NPR article interesting. It is on how the Tibetan's bodies have adapted to high altitude.


http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/07 ... pters-ever
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Postby jnp701 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:59 pm

neat story! it's fascinating how people's bodies are so able to adapt to their lifestyle and environment. blue ridge outdoors did a really similar story on the tarahumara runners of mexico, and how their way of life has enabled them to become such powerful long distance runners.

http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/current-issue/features/running-for-their-lives/
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Postby tigerlilly » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:54 pm

Wow! That is an incredible article. Thanks for sharing it.
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Postby adventurer » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:19 am

If you're interested in the running prowess of the Tarahumara Indians, you might enjoy reading the book called "Born to Run" (A hidden tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen) by Christopher McDougall.
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