24 Jun '14, 10am

Hiking To The Top: A Profile Of Ian Sharman

Hiking To The Top: A Profile Of Ian Sharman

As an example: Ian hikes larger portions of 100-mile races than probably any other elite. Yet, as he showed at Leadville last year, hiking can be as fast—and indeed faster—than running when the grade is steep enough. In other words, Ian used cost-benefit analysis to determine that hiking can be preferable: when you spend less energy hiking to go about the same speed as you would running, you should hike. As such, and unlike many elite-level ultrarunners, Ian spends lots of time improving his already extremely competitive hiking ability.

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2014/06/hiking-to-the-top-a-profil...

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