Running Physiology

“177” – The Sub-2 hour marathon and East Africa’s super-runners

2014-10-14: Marathon running is in a golden era, the 2-hour barrier approaching. Kenyans in particular have led the charge, raising some of the most fascinating…

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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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Central governor and lactate mythology: Video interviews

2013-05-29: Coach Bobby McGee interviews Ross about the myth of lactate and what it means for coaches and…

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The low-carb, high fat diet debate and deviant thinking

2013-02-17: Deviant thinking is a crucial driver of progress, but there's a point where it becomes extreme and unnecessarily polarizing. Balance and complexity are…

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Vibram shoes named in lawsuit: The danger of barefoot running

2012-03-31: I received this link from a reader yesterday, which explains how Vibram USA Inc and Vibram FiveFingers LLC are part of a lawsuit where it…

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Barefoot Kilimanjaro: Mission Accomplished – Video diaries

2012-02-01: On Saturday, 29 January, at 12.45 South Africa time, our entire team of six barefoot climbers (that’s me on the right – pics of the…

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The Barefoot Kilimanjaro Challenge

2012-01-21: Only 3 days to go before I jet off to Kilimanjaro to tackle Africa’s highest summit, and the world’s highest free-standing mountain…barefoot… Let me start…

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