16 Aug '16, 3pm

Mo Farah Running in Slow Motion: Running Technique Analysis [Video]

Mo Farah Running in Slow Motion: Running Technique Analysis [Video]

I’ve been meaning to make this video for a long time! Given that Mo Farah recently (at the time of writing this) won his third career Olympic Gold Medal, it seems like now is a great time to look closer at the running form of this champion distance runner! Check out the video below for the full discussion of Mo’s running style… but here are some of the main points: Foot Strike It’s clear from this footage that Mo does a great job of striking the ground beneath a flexing knee, which is the key objective in trying not to allow yourself to over stride. Landing his foot beneath the knee in this way, means that Mo doesn’t create the sort of excessive braking force upon contact that many of us recreational runners do. This not only enables him to maximise his existing forward momentum, but also reduces undue stress on the knee joint itself. As you would expect from a world class...

Full article: http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2016/08/mo-farah-running-...

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