Bob Ewing is once again running the Marine Corps Marathon this year, but unlike his previous MCM last year which he ran in Five Fingers and raised money for St. Judes, this year's marathon is being run in honor of Bob's mother, who is fighting cancer, an… more »
A Kenyan elite runner who grew up running barefoot but now runs shod is taped in slow motion running in running shoes. Screencap from Lieberman research into barefoot running.
Do modern running shoes effectively force runners to heel strike? Here we dig into Daniel Lieberman's barefoot running research, and also poll the Vibram Five Fingers community regarding how to walk or run in shoes versus Vibrams. more »
Screencaps from the Nature video, this image shows that initial impact running with a heel-strike registers at around 1.81 x body weight compared to .34 x body weight initial impact running with a forefoot strike. Interestingly, peak bodyweight impact on each curve registers higher with a forefoot strike — around 2.60 x bodyweight running with a forefoot strike compared to 2.30 x body weight with a heel-strike. Note in both running styles here, impact is measured with barefeet.
Daniel Lieberman's research into impact forces experienced while forefoot-striking or heel-striking, full round-up coverage of all the press surrounding the research release. more »
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