The Mechanics of Marathon Running

25th September 2016 saw Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele narrowly miss out on a Marathon World Record with a time of 2:03:03 at the Berlin Marathon (the current record is held by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto at 2:02:57). One question many people may wonder is, over the course of 26.2 miles, what actually happens to the human body […]

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