[ExI] Human running

ddraig ddraig at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 05:06:53 UTC 2012

2012/1/16 Tom Nowell <nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk>:
> Someone posted in the past couple of weeks wondering why humans didn't run
> on their toes rather than the gait we see today. Well, New Scientist last
> week had a tiny article in the news section,
>  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527455.000-were-built-to-run-barefoot-on-our-tiptoes.html
> Apparently more than two-thirds of people who grew up barefoot running run
> on their tips rather than heel first. So, humans are capable of both but
> depending on whether you run barefoot or use shoes makes a big difference in
> which style you're likely to choose.

Okay this is weird.  Aside from the fact that I can't read the article
- anyone want to post the full text in here?  Anyways:

"HUMANS living millions of years ago were endurance runners, but how
did they do it without air-cushioned soles? The secret might have been
to land on the balls of their feet."

Errrr, how ELSE do you run? How do Americans run?

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