Letesenbet Gidey’s 5K World Record–Running Form Analysis

Letesenbet Gidey 5k world record

“…She runs like a dragonfly hovering above lily pads on a lake,” was how someone described Letesenbet Gidey’s running form to me on Twitter. He wanted to know the specifics that create that impression:  was there something about Gidey’s beautiful form that was an asset to her successful attempt to set a new 5K world … Read more

London Marathon 2020: Kosgei, Hall, Chepng’etich, Kitata, Kipchumba, Kipchoge

Sara Hall passes Ruth Chepng'etich London 2020

What a joy to watch a marathon again. Let’s just dive right in and look at the different movement strategies the runners used and how this related to their performances. As interesting as it is to watch any individual athlete, it’s in comparing athletes that you really see how they’re running. Brigid Kosgei and Ruth … Read more

London Marathon 2018 Running Technique Analysis–Cheruiyot, Keitany, Dibaba, Kosgei, Bekele, Kipchoge, Kitata, Farah

The winner of the 2018 London Marathon—both women’s and men’s races—was the forward lean. Both Eliud Kipchoge and Vivian Cheruiyot have flawless forward leans when they run, and since I had the good fortune to be on the racecourse with my camera, I’ve got high-speed slow motion video to show you how that works and … Read more

Gonna Fly Now–Rocky Balboa Running Form Analysis

Regardless of when you last watched the movie Rocky, I bet hearing the theme song nonetheless makes you want to run hard, throw a few punches, and fling your arms up in victory. In the unlikely event you can’t call the song to mind, I promise by the time you finish reading this post you’ll have … Read more