Why is Usain Bolt the fastest man alive? Why do Jamaican athletes dominate track and field?
Is it genetics? Environment? Diet? Or a combination of all three?
You’ll find the answers to these questions and much more as “Athletics Meets Science – Jamaica’s pursuit to greatness” takes place on the 28th and 29th of July at The University of East London.
This special two day event (produced by We Are Parable for the University of West Indies, Jamaica) takes a fascinating look into just what makes Jamaican athletes such a force to be reckoned with on the world’s stage.
Merging athletics and science
From taking a detailed look at their diets to taking an in-depth look at just how they’re able to perform at such a high level, the event will spend the two days giving you some of the insights that have been discovered over the years.
The programme includes talks by professors, authors, psychology consultants and other prominent speakers who will guide you through how athletics and science have merged in such a unique way to develop elite athletes in a country that has a population of 4 million people (less than half of London!)
The event will also include a free screening of ‘I am Bolt’.
“Athletics Meets Science” forms part of Jamaica55 UK celebrations, supported by The Centre for Global Affairs, University of West Indies, Jamaicans Inspired UK and Black History Studies.
For tickets and more information, click here.