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I’m a pretty curious guy and always want to know everything about a topic. So I’m also very interested in the science of running from the fundamentals to the newest insights. So I will also try to bring you the latest science news and knowledge around the running world.

Running Science

The following articles summarize some of the research that has been done in the field of running. I hope it helps you understand the basics of exercise science and the facts behind the runner’s high.

5 Exciting Facts You Need to Know About the Runner’s High
5 Reasons Why Supercompensation Is Important
The Minimal Running Debatte: What Do You Think?
Why Running Faster Shouldn’t Be Your Top Priority
Pros And Cons Of Barefoot Running

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Human Body

We are natural born runners. Our body is optimized by millions of years of evolution and humans are the best endurance athletes in the animal world. I’m interested in the biological and anthropological facts that highlight our running abilities:

The Human Foot: A Marvel of Nature

Data Analytics

In my everyday job I’m a Software Engineer and thus interested in analyze and present data. I especially love to grind some knowledge out of data sets like race results. I started this year with some marathon results analytics of the Chicago and New York City marathons. Read about it in these posts:

New York Marathon Analytics: What We Learned From The 2016 Results
Infographic: Chicago Marathon 2016 In Numbers

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The marathon is not just a distance, but also a myth. I strongly suggest you to run a marathon at least once in your life. Here's how it's done.
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To close the series on running injuries, this last post focuses on another typical overuse injury. Learn all about Achilles tendinitis in this article.
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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most commong running injuries and can bother you for months. Learn in this post how to prevent, diagnose and treat it.
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Shin splints are one of the most often occuring running injuries. But if you‘re careful, you don‘t need to have this issue. Learn all about it in this post.
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In the middle of a training run or soon after you feel a pain around your knee cap. Probably it's runner's knee. Learn how to prevent, diagnose and treat it
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Sick of getting injured in your running training? Running injury are very common but could be avoided. Here are the top 10 reasons why runners get injured.
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You think you don't have what it takes to be a pro runner achieving awesome things? You're wrong! All you need is a big dream and hard work. Read more here.
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Running has so many positive aspects. But there are also some dangers attached to working out outside. Here's how to stay safe and healthy on the run.
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