Bolt

Do ‘Symmetrical Knees’ Make Runners Faster?

By | Tue, 12/31/2013 - 18:19

Researchers found that people from Jamaica, who also happened to have symmetrical knees, were more likely to be fast sprinters.

marathon

86-Year-Old Runner, Joy Johnson, Dies After Finishing New York City Marathon

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 20:34

The oldest female runner of the NYC marathon died one day after completing the race.

running

Cushioning In Running Shoes May Do More Harm Than Good, Study Says

By | Sat, 10/12/2013 - 19:40

Researchers found that extra cushioning in running shoes doesn't have any clear benefits in preventing injuries.

Lifting

NFL Rookie Robert Gill Runs 25 MPH On Treadmill: The Science Behind Being Fast [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 07/09/2013 - 15:51

NFL prospect Robert Gill ran on a treadmill set to 25 mph for about five seconds. How does this stack up with Olympic sprinters and what makes a person fast?

Barefoot Running Study Says No Reduced Risk of Injuries

No Proof That Barefoot Running Reduces Risk Of Injuries, Study Finds

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 22:49

Barefoot running doesn’t have any greater or lesser risk of injuries than wearing shoes, says new research.

CDC: Only 20 Percent of Americans Get Enough Exercise

Researchers Publish The 7-Minute Scientific Work Out

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 14:35

A new report shows that seven minutes of intense exercise can be equal to hours of running or lifting weights.

Multitasking Exercise Treadmill Reading

Multitasking Program Lets Runners Read While Working Out

By | Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:53

A new system called ReadingMate makes reading while exercising on a treadmill much easier. The multitasking aid adjusts text on a monitor with a Nintento Wii camera that counteracts the bobbing of a runner's head.

female runner

Want to Burn Double the Calories? Run Backwards

By | Thu, 12/20/2012 - 17:03

Backward running has been shown to help people avoid or recover from common injuries, regain balance, and even burn double the calories.

female runner

Why Drinking the Night Before a Big Run Could Actually Boost Performance

By | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 15:48

Good news for runners who want to celebrate before their big race: new research reveals that having a few drinks the night before could actually enhance athletic performance.

Chi Running Marries Method and Mindfulness

By | Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:55

Chi Running evolved when a tai chi-practicing ultra-marathoner decided to apply principles from the Chinese system of slow, smooth movement to his running.