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Bigger Is Better, Except When It's Not

posted September 27, 2007 @ 1:41 AM  |  Health and Nutrition category

~By Gina Kolata

Looking back, Dr. Michael Joyner thinks he chose the wrong sport when he became a distance runner. He should have been a swimmer or a rower.

Dr. Joyner, an anesthesiologist and exercise researcher at the Mayo Clinic, was fast — he ran a marathon in 2 hours 25 minutes. But, at 6-foot-5, and 175 pounds at his lightest, he was simply too big to be great.

Read on at NYTimes.com

So the question is: What sport is your body built for?

(Answer in the comment section below.)


I'll kick it off: not sure if I'm built for it, but I always wanted to give ice hockey an honest try...

Posted by Dean O. on September 27, 2007 @ 2:49 PM

Me- well I chose Triathlons over becoming Miss America

Posted by Amy on September 28, 2007 @ 6:30 PM

Truthly, I never gave it much thought. Swimming has always been my sport of choice--not that I have a swimmer's body. Although when I was young, elementary school age, I was fast at running, set a school record but due to asthma and lack of interest, I never pursued it. And as an adult, my running stinks.

When I find the time and set my mind back into it--I'd like to give triathlons another honest shot. Although swimming is still my passion and always will be.

Posted by Judi on October 1, 2007 @ 9:59 PM


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