08/06/2013 07:49 am ET

New Book By David Epstein, 'The Sports Gene,' Explores Origins Of Athletic Prowess


Superbaby was born around the turn of this century, in Berlin, emerging in a fit of twitches and shudders. Epilepsy, the doctors first thought, until one noticed that although Superbaby was roughly the size of any other newborn, his biceps were chiseled. His skin held tight around his calves and quads. The phrase “baby fat” did not apply.

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