Sports medicine & Kinesiology

London Marathon: How visually impaired people run

In this weekend's London Marathon, nearly 50,000 runners will hit the capital's streets in one of the world's most iconic races. For the visually impaired (VI) runners on the start line, their approach to this famous route ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

New model predicts how shoe properties affect a runner's performance

A good shoe can make a huge difference for runners, from career marathoners to couch-to-5K first-timers. But every runner is unique, and a shoe that works for one might trip up another. Outside of trying on a rack of different ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

How to improve performance while easing up on sprints

A new study from the University of Copenhagen demonstrates that 10-20-30 interval training is not only an effective way to improve running performance and overall health but is also just as effective for improving your running ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

For female distance runners, leaner isn't faster

The idea that a leaner body makes for a faster stride is common among distance runners. But it's inaccurate and sets a dangerous ideal, according to Megan Roche, MD, Ph.D., an ultrarunner and researcher at Stanford Medicine.


Advice for distance runners from physical therapy experts

Distance running is a fantastic way to get outside and get moving, and a marathon can be especially rewarding. But marathon training and the race itself are hard on anyone's body and require proper preparation.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

How runners stay upright on uneven terrain

If you go running over a trail in the woods or a grassy field, there are countless bumps and dips in the terrain, each with the potential to trip you up. But typically, runners manage just fine. It's a remarkable physical ...

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