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Man Beats Horse in Race!

Research conducted by Harvard University paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman and colleagues, indicates that had it not been for specific human evolutionary advancements in our ability to MOVE we might not be enjoying our current seat atop the food chain....that in the early days we may have actually ran our prey to death!  Crazy to think, but in fact some research points to a human's abundant sweat glands and efficient "cooling systems", developed achilles tendons aka spring loaded ankles, the nuchal ligament which helps to stabilize the human head while running (Jerry Maguire's buddy says it weighs 8 lbs.), and a muscular gluteus maximus aka "the powerhouse" as keys attributes in a highly tuned movement machine....kind of like Inspector Gadget's "go-go gadget helicopter".  Ponder this.....what happens when an animal and human jog on a hot day?...The animal lays down & pants to cool itself, the human replenishes liquids, sweats to stay cool, and continues on his or her way!  So is it so far fetched to believe that in 2004 and again in 2007 a human beat a horse in a 22 mile race??!!

Maybe that Darwin guy and his buddies were on to something when they said "Survival of the Fittest".  Check out some of our MOVES here or look us up on Facebook and show us some of yours!