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Does High Altitude Boost Athletic Performance?

A month-long test in France will try to determine whether the body’s production of red cells at high altitudes will give athletes a boost similar to doping agents.

Mountain bikes cast shadows in the morning sun before the beginning of the three-day, 100-kilometer trip.

A month-long test in France will try to determine whether the body’s production of red cells at high altitudes will give athletes a boost similar to doping agents. A previous study showed a benefit for athletes who lived at high altitudes but trained closer to sea level. (Yahoo News)

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