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Endurance running is associated with high rates of injury,1 with injury causation often complex and multifactorial.2 Running biomechanics are thought to play a role in the aetiology of running-related injury.3 Therefore interventions to change running technique may assist in the prevention and management of injuries.4
The overwhelming majority of recreational shod distance runners run with a rearfoot strike pattern.5 Running with a rearfoot strike has been retrospectively associated with greater risk of running-related injury,6 and switching to a non-rearfoot strike pattern has been reported to improve symptoms in runners with anterior lower leg pain and patellofemoral pain.7 8 As such, changing strike pattern has become a commonly considered and promoted strategy when attempting to prevent and manage injury in endurance runners9 (see figure 1). Many elite …
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Contributors JLNA and CJB conceived the idea. JLNA led development of the infographic and accompanying text. All authors contributed and approved the final infographic and accompanying text.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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