Boston Marathon 2022 Running Form Analysis: Jepchirchir, Yeshaneh, Jepkosgei, Seidel, Chebet, Cherono

Jepchirchir, Yeshaneh, and Jepkosgei in the 2022 Boston Marathon

As Peres Jepchirchir and Ababel Yeshaneh raced towards the finish line of the 2022 Boston Marathon, one of the announcers observed Jepchirchir’s form looked, “like she’s about to fall over.” A short time later she left Yeshaneh behind for the last time and broke the tape. So did Jepchirchir win despite her form or because … Read more

Tom Cruise Running Form Analysis

Tom Cruise running

The actor Tom Cruise’s running form has been much discussed but little analyzed. That’s a shame because there’s so much to see. If you’ve watched a couple of his movies you can probably close your eyes and picture him running. However if you’d like a little help, this video will do the trick: The one … Read more

Turkey Trot Gait Analysis

wild turkey trot gait analysis--beautiful animals in motion

As you lace up your shoes for a traditional Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day race, here are a few tips from a real turkey trot gait analysis that may help your performance. Take a look at this video of three wild turkeys–two hens and a tom, I think–running down a road. (I recommend viewing with the … Read more

2021 NYC Marathon Running Form Analysis–Jepchirchir, Korir

Jepchirchir, Cheptoo, Yeshaneh NYC 2021 Marathon

2021 NYC marathon champs Peres Jepchirchir and Albert Korir both had running form signatures that set them apart from the rest of their elite competitors. Runners of any level can benefit from understanding how their gait strategies worked for them. At the time of this writing there doesn’t appear to be an official race highlights … Read more

Gait Analysis of the Core Action

This is the first in a series of videos I’ll be sharing from a session in a gait lab. Today’s video looks at the core action in the context of normal running. For gait analysis professionals, here are the details: the markers on my pelvis were on the ASIS and PSIS on each side, and those … Read more

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