By Natalie Gallant @GallantPhysio The world watched in awe as Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in the 2018 Berlin Marathon, crossing the line with a time of 2:01:39. That’s 78 seconds faster than the previous 42.2 km world record. In my opinion Kipchoge’s phenomenal display of athleticism can be attributed in part […]
Highlights from The Barefoot Medicine Clinic
Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine By Rory Heath, Bethany Koh, Vera Wong and Anant Shah. Two expert speakers were recently in session at the Barefoot Running Clinic, hosted by the London Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (LSEMS): Mr Ioan Tudur-Jones, consultant foot and ankle surgeon at the Fortius Clinic, and; Mr Ben Le […]
Baffled by the barefoot running vs traditional running shoe controversy? How to make an informed choice!
By Takami Shirai, Michael Hsu and Anthony Chang Barefoot and “minimalist” running definitely has momentum. Christopher McDougall’s National Bestseller, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen has sparked worldwide interest and inspired many to pursue barefoot running. Influential companies such as Nike, New Balance and Vibram have designed minimalist […]
The Barefoot Controversy: Running With Or Without Shoes
Evolutionist Dan Lieberman raised the question of barefoot running in the ACSM‘s Wolfe Memorial Lecture in 2009. Here the New York Times enters the debate by interviewing renowned biomechanist Benno Nigg (University of Calgary) and weaving in data from a recent BJSM paper on what happens as shoes wear out over time. […]