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Is genetics important in sport?

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The success of black athletes was highlighted once more at last week's World Athletics Championships in Berlin. A new book says that it does come down to genetics - and that certain groups are cut out to do different things well.

The book is provocatively called "Taboo: why black athletes dominate sports and why we're afraid to talk about it". Its author, Jon Entine and Matthew Syed, sports writer on The Times, discuss the importance of genetics in sport.

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