Brilliant discussion of human athleticism: we evolved for long distance endurance, which is why we can occasionally beat horses in a race and couldn’t even outrun a sheep.

I had no idea about the musculoskeletal adaptations in the head to help gaze fixation while running.

Also has some compelling stats on barefoot running. As a rubbish runner, very new to doing any at all,  I certainly find it more comfortable to toe-strike than to heel strike.

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