Hiya everyone, I read this article on Yahoo! about slavery and running. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/michael-johnson-says-slavery-descendants-run-faster-because-155858303--oly.html I always thought of this. As we all know, at the Olympics (specifically Track & Field), the very best are almost always of African descent. Now there are others of different descent (Jeremy Wariner, Galen Rupp, etc.), so that doesn't mean that the 'athletic' gene is only in one pool. Also, by a twist of nature, the whole Slavery period did help to breed a 'pool' of superior genetics, which would be useful in surviving. Surviving would mean advanced athletic ability, and in this time, that would mean performing well in athletic events. -- I don't mean to bring about a thread that has other members harassing others, because of Slavery, Race, or any other factors--- We're all friends here. Thoughts?