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Ewa Roos #MorningRun #InspirationalLeadership
  1. Johann Windt
  1. Correspondence to Johann Windt, Experimental Medicine Program, University of British Columbia, 2635 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada; johannwindt{at}

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What keeps you going?

Improving the lives of people with joint injury and osteoarthritis. I am idealistic and want to make a difference. Considering the organisational, financial and political barriers to change in healthcare, I realise that my obligation as a researcher is to work strategically and take every opportunity to promote evidence-based medicine.

Average weekday morning?

For the past 15 years I have started every day with a 2 km run. I have played sport all my life, but trained like most people do—larger amounts at fewer times a week, as we were taught in physiology class. In 2000 I did a postdoc in Boston and prioritised family and work life, leaving me no time to run. Unfortunately, my family did not appreciate the irritated and impossible person they had to deal with. One day our 22-year-old nanny stood in front of me and said: “I will get up earlier in the …

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  • Contributor As the sole author of this manuscript, JW was solely responsible for compiling all the interview responses and the Press Box feedback into this current manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.