Alberto Salazar on Forefoot Running

Forefoot running will work for you and I am sure of this because this is how the pro’s run. I’m not talking about sprinters because we all know that to sprint, you need to land forefooted. I am talking about elite distance runners who run forefoot to run smarter, not harder. The real take home message here is that these runners don’t reach success with poor mechanics.

Alberto Salazar on Forefoot Running vs Heel Strike Running

Alberto Salazar has coached several high caliber runners and is currently coaching Mo Farah and Galen Rupp; both runners use forefoot running as part of their core strategy to run with high efficiency.

Below are my articles on what Alberto Salazar thinks about forefoot running and how Gupp and Farah use the forefoot running technique to rock their running performance.

How to Be a Good Distance Runner – Alberto discusses how distance runners should adopt similar foot strike and leg swing mechanics as sprinters.

What Bekele Has to do With it? – Find out why Bekele may have inspired Salazar on forefoot running.

Dont Run Like Everyone Else – Understand that Al Sal trained Rupp to run differently than joggers for a reason.

Forefoot Farah – Discover how Al Sal polished Mo Farah’s running form making him an injury-free runner and a winner.

More From Run Forefoot:

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment – Insights as to how tweaking your running form can reduce heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis

Strong Ankles – Learn how certain running shoes can dramatically improve ankle strength and function.

Peroneal Tendon Injury –   How cushioned running shoes increases the risk of tearing this bad boy.

Shoe Guide – Proper forefoot running starts at your feet, so if you don’t want to run barefoot, it’s vital that you wear shoes that feel like you are almost barefoot. Read these reviews on the top running shoes I feel will help you land forefoot, not rearfoot.

Injury – Read why the body dislikes it when you slam your heels into the ground while you run!

Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Bretta Riches