On Running

July 17, 2011
(was 08.29.2010)

Everything you know about running is wrong. At least, that's the view right now according to some of the latest science in fitness and exercise. Think running is bad for your knees, that prescriptive running shoes tailored to your feet help avoid injury? That stretching is good for you before you run? New research is challenging some of our most trusted advice about running and exercise. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, re-thinking running. Also, the barefoot revolution.

  1. Christopher McDougall on the Tarahumara tribe

    The Tarahumara tribe of Mexico grow up running barefoot and live very long lives happily running into advanced old age...

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  2. Gretchen Reynolds on Running Myths

    Gretchen Reynolds talks with Jim Fleming about the theories concerning running and the body.

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  3. Jason Robillard on Barefoot Running

    Jason Robillard is a barefoot ultramarathon runner and founder of Barefoot Running University.

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  4. Jim Fleming reads Haruki Murakami's "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running"

    Jim Fleming reads excerpts from Murakami's book "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running."

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