Research into biomechanics confirms and affirms the protective effects of running with a higher cadence of at least 170 steps per minute as it was found to have immediate effects in safeguarding the knees from the brute impact forces linked to runners knee. Read more here about the additional advantages of a higher run cadence vs a lower run cadence.
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.