Landing lower on your forefoot coupled with letting your heel drop down to the ground after touchdown was found to be essential in preventing impact pressure loads from crashing into the shin during forefoot running and may therefore, help reduce the risk of shin injury. Read more here about why this landing configuration can help you excel at avoiding a shin injury, especially if you’re a long distance runner.
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.
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