Let’s sep­a­rate fact from fic­tion:

Canadian Running - - LAB RAT -

Fact

At the 1984 Olympics, U.S. Coach Jack Daniels counted the strides of elite run­ners. Of the 46 ath­letes eval­u­ated, only one took fewer than 180 steps per minute (SPM), and that was 176 SPM.

Fic­tion

180 SPM should be the goal for all run­ners.

Fact

180 SPM is for elite mid­dle­and long-dis­tance run­ners, and that’s just the point of en­try.

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