26 Jan '13, 3pm

That new barefoot study has indeed raised a lot of heckles.

A new study on barefoot running Kenyans has made its rounds through the media over the past few weeks. I first read about it in an article on the Scientific American website . Amby Burfoot then wrote about it over on Runner’s World , and also interviewed the author of the study . Yesterday, Gretchen Reynolds of the New York Times posted an article about the study on the Well Blog . I’ve been thinking about the results of this study quite a bit, and given my interest in the subject, as well my own past research on foot strike , thought I’d post my own thoughts as well. The article is authored by Kevin Hatala of George Washingotn University and colleagues and is titled “Variation in Foot Strike Patterns during Running among Habitually Barefoot Populations.” It was published in the on-line, open source journal PLOS One (you can read the full text here ). The Hatala study cert...

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