The Science of Endurance and Superhuman Feats
The ability to endure is the essential trait in every extreme athletic endeavor. Hundred-mile races, Himalayan Mountain expeditions, and cross-continental treks all require humans to push harder and achieve more than we ever thought possible. How important is the delicate interplay between mind and body in the struggle to keep pushing despite an agonizing will to stop? What is the distinction between physical and psychological endurance? Peak-performing explorers, mountaineers, ultra-runners, and sports psychologists share insights into how humans push beyond perceived physical limits to accomplish something extraordinary.
Hilaree NelsonProfessional Ski Mountaineer
Jon FrankelCorrespondent, "Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel," HBO
Megan RocheProfessional Trail and Ultra Runner; Clinical Researcher, Stanford Uni...
Colin O'BradyProfessional Endurance Athlete; Co-Founder, Peaks & Poles
Michael GervaisPerformance Psychologist; Co-Founder, Compete to Create; Host, “Findin...