Forefoot running, especially when barefoot or in minimalist shoes, may be more protective on the Achilles tendon than heel strike running because forefoot striking results in a contact with the ground that is so brief that certain impact force variables and irregular movement patterns of the heel are not fully produced. Read more here!
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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