May, 2014  // Posts published in May, 2014

15 May 2014 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

The Vibram lawsuit, barefoot running and science perspectives

Vibram Five Finger shoes were last week ordered to pay $3.75 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. What it means for the barefoot running movement, and some scientific insights

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Perception is everything. Or is it? The simplification of fatigue

Fatigue is complex. Yet scientists continue to simplify it for the sake of their arguments. I offer a critique of this approach, and some explanations of what fatigue really is.

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Kenyan runner’s dramatic finish. But is it an “insult” & “slavery”?

A dramatic video of a Kenyan marathon runner staggering to the finish line sparked criticism and debate. I discuss the physiology & medical dilemma of dealing with such situations

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