Dr. Russell Hepple was interviewed by the New York Times about his work with octogenerian athlete Ed Whitlock. Dr. Hepple performed tests on Whitlock at McGill and found Whitlock has an exceptional VO2 max (54 at age 81) and a largely preserved number of motor muscle units. A study by Dr. Russell Hepple and Dr. Tanja Taivassalo that showed exercise can lower the risk of muscle wasting associated with aging was also featured in the New York Times (Dec and Mar 2016).
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- 85-Year-Old Marathoner Is So Fast That Even Scientists Marvel. The New York Times. By Jeré Longman. Dec 28, 2016.
- Savings, Longevity and the Year in Fitness. The New York Times. By Gretchen Reynolds. Dec 21, 2016.
- Exercise Makes our Muscles Work Better with Age. The New Your Times. By Gretchen Reynolds. March 30, 2016.