Does Form Matter? (continued)

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Does the way you run determine how fast you are, or whether you get injured? Since 2009, and the publication of Chris McDougall's book Born to Run, that's been one of the most popular questions in distance running. Form is paramount in most sports—imagine a tennis player who ignored serving technique, or even a cross country skier who never learned V2—but for distance runners it's less clear whether it matters. And it just got even more unclear.

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