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The Resource What makes Olga run? : the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives, Bruce Grierson

What makes Olga run? : the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives, Bruce Grierson

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What makes Olga run? : the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives
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What makes Olga run?
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the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives
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Bruce Grierson
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eng
Summary
"In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-three-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-three-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that's driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world's leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during"--
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Title
What makes Olga run?
Creator
Summary
Journalist Bruce Grierson presents the story of 95-year-old Canadian track and field athlete Olga Kotelko, who took up track at age 77 for fun.
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Genre
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Biography type
individual biography
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10273468
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.42092
  • 920
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1061.15.K68
LC item number
G75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the mystery of the ninety-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives
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the mystery of the ninety-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives
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Bruce Grierson
What makes Olga run? : the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives, Bruce Grierson
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What makes Olga run? : the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives, Bruce Grierson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-231) and index
Contents
Rust never sleeps -- The adversity hypothesis -- Tests of mind -- The sweat prescription -- An evolutionary theory of Olga -- Tests of body -- Habits -- Personality -- What makes Olga run? -- Olga and me -- Going deeper -- Shadows -- Coda: nine rules for living
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780805097207
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013028682

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