Sports science has transformed how we think about the limits of human performance

Athletes and sportsmen have got scientific in their search for an edge to be best in their field. In the first episode of the new series of the Brainstorm radio show, presenter Ella McSweeney looks at how science has transformed how we think about the limits of human performance with Niamh Mallon (NUI Galway), Brendan Egan (DCU and Irish Research Council) and Tom Comyns (University of Limerick)

This episode was produced by Tom McGuire and research is by Maura Fay.

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