News tagged with runners

Mathematics to improve running

How can runners improve their performance, weight and fitness? Amandine Aftalion from the Mathematics Laboratory in Versailles (CNRS/University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines) and Frédéric Bonnans from the Center ...

May 15, 2014
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Study provides glimpse into health of most-extreme runners

For some runners, a marathon is not enough. Participation in so-called ultramarathons—defined as any distance beyond the standard 26.2-mile marathon—has grown exponentially in recent years. The number of runners who finished ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Can marathons temporarily hurt the heart?

(HealthDay)—The thousands of runners who will take part in the New York City Marathon on Sunday most likely believe they are strengthening their cardiovascular system by participating. But new research ...

Oct 31, 2013
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Building stronger bones one runner at a time

(Medical Xpress)—Helping others avoid the broken bones she had as a teenager motivated Wake Forest senior Aubrey Bledsoe to work with a health and exercise science professor to study bone health in athletes.

Oct 08, 2013
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Running and rehabilitation improved with the right beat

Runners can best improve their performance with motivating music that has a clear and constant beat. With a stable sound rhythm the pace of runners becomes more regular and they therefore run more efficiently. ...

Aug 26, 2013
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Runners! Put a (mattress) spring in your step

Researchers have designed a new type of running shoe which incorporates springs into the sole for the first time. Prototypes of the trainer, developed to reduce injury risk, will be on show at this year's Royal Society Summer ...

Jul 01, 2013
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