"I think there's something natural to us about physical competition. It's such a direct and pure way to measure achievement" — David Epstein iStockphoto hide caption

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Champions

From Little League to the Olympics, athletic mastery plays a major role in our sense of achievement. This hour, TED speakers explore the minds and bodies of champions who achieve extraordinary feats.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Vitamin String Quartet 1:01

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    Vitamin String Quartet
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    Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
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    Beaucoup de VSQ

Simmerdown Nostalgia 77 0:10

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    Nostalgia 77
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    Simmerdown

1000 Arms Lymbyc System 1:00

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    Lymbyc System
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    1000 Arms

Winner Takes All The Platters 0:25

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    The Platters
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    Winner Takes All