Com­pared to many sports,

Canadian Running - - RUNNING THE NUMBERS -

dis­tance run­ning re­lies far less on the lat­est ad­vances in gear. I pre­dict that some ar­eas will stay the same, such as ba­sic run­ning shoe tech­nol­ogy. My over­all fore­cast for the next 10 years is of grad­ual changes in the sport. No sin­gle break­through will stand out. Rather, lit­tle by lit­tle, we will ob­serve in­cre­men­tal changes in run­ning, just as we of­ten see in our­selves.

Gray­don Snider is a data sci­en­tist with a PhD in at­mo­spheric physics. He is also an ac­com­plished dis­tance run­ner.

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