Run­ning the Num­bers

As Cana­dian Run­ning cel­e­brates its 10th an­niver­sary, we look ahead at what the fu­ture brings for the sport

Canadian Running - - CONTENTS - By Gray­don Snider

A Look Ahead at The Next Decade of Run­ning

Since 2008, we have seen the ex­plo­sion of sport­ing apps through so­cial me­dia, thanks to smart­phones and gps. Marathon par­tic­i­pa­tion reached its peak in these years. Mean­while, sport sci­ence, as mea­sured by per­for­mance en­hance­ments, has not changed as much. Some dis­tance records fell, though many still stand fro pre-2008 times. Will sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy make new head­way? Here are three ar­eas that may look dif­fer­ent in the com­ing decade.

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