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How To Improve Your Running Form

Nick Harris-Fry
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 15:25

If you have ever watched new marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, or indeed any other elite athlete, tearing up the road you will probably have been struck with how effortless they make running very fast for a very long time look.

Part of that comes down to incredible natural talent and a full-time training regime, and part of it is down to the time spent honing their running form to make their mechanics as efficient as possible.

Your running form makes a big difference to both performance and resistance to injuries, so it’s something that all runners should consider improving. For more information about what you can do to improve your running form we quizzed Jenny Blizard, a physio speaking on behalf of healthcare company Simplyhealth.

Is there such a thing as perfect running form? Should we all be trying to copy Eliud Kipchoge?

Kipchoge and many other elite runners have a very efficient running style, with a mid-foot strike, an average cadence of 180, a forward lean and a high rear knee swing, but that is governed by many factors. And this efficient style doesn’t happen...

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