So whats the best footstrike. The science of sport blog http://www.sportsscientists.com/2008/04/running-technique-footstrike.html discusses the same issue and point to a 21mile study for which the results were

  • The vast majority (75%) of the elite runners land on the heel
  • About 1 in four (24%) runners landed on the mid-foot
  • Only 4 out of 283 runners landed on the forefoot

Also the marathon-training-program.com website explans how because of pawback heel landing makes more sense for long distance runners and http://www.marathon-training-program.com/running-technique.html

Whereas chirunning recomendsa midfoot strikeĀ  http://www.chirunning.com/blog/tag/heel-strike/

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