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RE: Robert Young fakes run across America
As a scientist and decent runner, I'm telling you to hold off on that. Leiberman is probably really good at what he does: evolutionary biology, and measure impact force in runners with different footstrikes.

Whether he knows jack about elite and sub elite running is a totally different question. Along with whether or not his measurements have any carryover to performance predictions for 5K, marathons, etc. They probably don't. Just like you have probably seen plenty of runners and been like "oh he has good form, light on his feet", but then you find out the guy runs 20min 5Ks.

For all we know Rob and Kipsang have the same impact force (normalized to body weight) on their feet when running. Great, a nice light footstrike. But that is 1 out of a million factors that goes into making you a world class marathoner vs a hobbyjogger.



recognizer of broscience wrote:

[quote]KudzuRunner wrote:
Lieberman did indeed say those things about Rob Young.


It just shows how much of a moron this Lieberman guy is. It also shows how anti-scientific the form- and biomechanics field is.[/quote]

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