14 Feb 2016

Champions - 14 February

From TED Radio Hour, 7:06 pm on 14 February 2016

From primary school sports to the Olympics, athletic mastery plays a major role in our sense of achievement. In this week's TED Radio Hour,  four TED speakers explore the minds and bodies of champions who achieve extraordinary feats.

Participants:

Diana Nyad gives her view of what  It takes to swim for many hours In dangerous waters

David Epstein cionsiders the statistics and asks: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

Amy Purdy tells her story of using personal callenges to live beyond limits.

and Sarah Lewis addressed the question: How do our near-wins motivate us to keep going?

From NPR’s TED Radio Hour