Eliud Kipchoge is a physiological marvel. The Nike Vaporfly is a technological marvel. Both improve marathon performance. Except these statements can’t both be true, and the implications for the integrity of running and how we evaluate performances, can’t be ignored. This is an article on why that is.
Much of what you read here on this site is my attempt to translate the research I’m interested in, and which can be applied to the real world, in a way that makes it more “palatable” to you. This post, however, summarizes some of the “source” research, the scientific articles that I’ve had published in the last 12 months, for those wanting to see the academic side of the discussions we have.
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
Was the barefoot and minimalist running ‘explosion’ just a fad? Recent stats from the shoe industry suggest a decline. Here’s why it’s more likely a “sustainable niche”, along with more caution on extremism and advocacy.
Deviant thinking is a crucial driver of progress, but there’s a point where it becomes extreme and unnecessarily polarizing. Balance and complexity are good…