Human Limits

Exploring performance and health with Michael J. Joyner, M.D.

Photo of Michael J. Joyner, M.D.


Samples of articles in which Mike is quoted

Why some Olympic athletes need to gorge
By Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times (July 25, 2012)

The 400: Aching to win
By Mary Pilon, New York Times (July 7, 2012)

NYC marathon: Could a sub-2 hour race happen soon?
By Elizabeth Flock, Washington Post (Nov. 7, 2011)

Just ask: Epic swim tests the limits of human endurance
By Jenny Marder, PBS NewsHour (July 20, 2011)

Study shows problems with Olympic-style tests
By Gina Kolata, New York Times (June 26, 2008)


Videos featuring Mike

Women outnumber men in 2012 Olympics
KARE-11, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota (August 4, 2012)

Nature, Nurture Required for Elite Athletes
Voice of America (August 4, 2012)


Presentations featuring Mike

Translational Research and Career Development
American Physiological Society – Translational Research:  From Bench to Bedside

The Kenyans:  Running Away From Genetics?
Mayo Clinic Transform (September 8, 2013)

Science Sunday Discussion Panel
Mayo Clinic Transform  (September 8, 2013)

The integration of evolutionary biology with physiological science
Experimental Biology 2015.  The Journal of Physiology.



New York Times quotation of the day (Feb. 27, 2009)

“Many of them are almost sociopaths in almost a friendly way.”

— Dr. Michael Joyner, of Mayo Clinic, on the competitiveness of professional athletes