My Forefoot Running Journey

My forefoot running journey was a long one because I had a poor understanding of what a proper forefoot strike was and looked like. After watching Tirunesh Dibaba’s forefoot running technique, I knew what I was doing wrong and what I needed to do right to run injury-free and more efficiently.


My forefoot running journeyI was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak with Aaron Olson at, where I discussed my transition from heel strike running to forefoot strike running.

I also talked about the mistakes newbie forefoot runners make and gave insight on proper forefoot strike mechanics.

Here is the interview: Bretta Riches on Forefoot Running Technique

Hope you enjoy!

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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

P.S. Don't forget to check out the Run Forefoot Facebook Page, it's a terrific place to ask questions about forefoot running, barefoot running and injury. I'm always happy to help!

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