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“What it boils down to is it’s really hard to do the gold standard test,” said Daniel Ferris, PhD., a professor of movement science at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. That gold standard test would have to follow hundreds of runners doing the exact same workouts over a year, with one group on pavement, one on dirt, and one on the track. It’s not surprising that few runners want to be those test subjects. In fact, most in-the-field studies on running are conducted by the military on new recruits at boot camp.

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