Does Haile Gebreselassie Need Motion Control Shoes?

It doesn’t take an expert in running gait analysis (which I am definitely not!) to look at Haile Gebreselassie’s stride as a thing of beauty. Simply watch the video below an you’ll see what I mean.

It was with some degree of surprise, then, that I watched the second video posted below which shows that Geb, the current marathon world record holder from Ethiopia, is quite the overpronator. Do you think someone should tell him that he needs to be wearing stability shoes?

Just some food for thought from a confused runner who is trying to figure out the best thing to be putting on his feet!

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About Peter Larson

This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

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