Running

The Vibram lawsuit, barefoot running and science perspectives

2014-05-15: 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…

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

2014-05-13: Fatigue is complex. Yet scientists continue to simplify it for the sake of their arguments. I offer a critique of this approach, and some…

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

2014-05-01: A dramatic video of a Kenyan marathon runner staggering to the finish line sparked criticism and debate. I discuss the physiology & medical dilemma of…

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2014 Spring season recap

2014-04-25: The 2014 Spring Marathon season produced 3 course…

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Boston Marathon 2014: Splits and analysis

2014-04-21: Race reports, splits and insights from the 2014 Boston Marathon, won by Meb Keflezighi and Rita Jeptoo, in contrasting…

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London Marathon: Wilson Kipsang & Edna Kiplagat rule

2014-04-13: The 2014 London Marathon has produced two great races yet again, with the highlight being the fastest ever performance in London by Wilson Kipsang on…

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Two Oceans Marathon Route Guide – Go All In

2014-03-28: The Two Oceans Marathon Route Guide is here! A preview and explanation of the key sections of the Ultra and Half Marathons, to guide…

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The rise of Kenya

2014-03-07: The marathon has seen an extra-ordinary explosion in quality and quantity over the last 20 years. Its epicenter is Kenya. I look at…

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Symmetrical knees and sprint performance: The Jamaican secret?

2014-01-08: A recent study found that sprint performance in Jamaicans was related to the symmetry of their knees. The media pounced, and explained Usain Bolt's…

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