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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Even the greatest changed his foot strike

After his 1st marathon (as an adult) in 2006, in which he was well beaten into 3rd place (2:06:35!) Haile Gebrselassie said, "I have to change a lot of things before I can become a good marathoner." One of these changes was to come off his forefoot to a more mid foot strike. He believed that the elastic sprinter-like stride (on the balls of his feet) he used to dominate on the track was not sufficiently energy efficient in the marathon.

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