This Week in Runners

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It's shocking to remember how recently women were finally deemed fit to compete in the 800 meters (1960) and the marathon (Kathereine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 but had to dodge the race director who tried to physically restrain her). Now women are indispensible to the success of running as a sport and culture. more

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Running Form, Rollers and Anticipation for the Chicago Marathon

While people like biomechanist Benno Nigg of the University of Calgary's Human Performance Laboratory have been debunking the myth that heel striking is the cause of all injuries, citing the fact that even a portion of the top 25 marathoners in the world are heel strikers, there continues to be controversy.  more

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