Are Humans Meant to Run Marathons?

Tara Parker-Pope from the New York times delves into this popular question, addressing issues from humans' unique body structure to advanced cooling systems to our evolved toes and gluteus maximus. While long distance running can often induce serious injury and wear and tear to the body, Parker Pope attributes many of these injuries to modern running equipment and surfaces.  The author references writer and runner Christopher McDougall, author of Born To Run, who recommends we return back to minimalist shoes to regain our natural running form.  Read the full article at

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