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An Evolutionary Runner on the Runner’s World "Other Voices" Blog

Wanted to direct you to a post that I just had published on the Runner’s World “Other Voices” blog titled “An Evolutionary Runner.” Other Voices is “a platform where those outside the Runner’s World family have a chance to blog about, well, anything they’d like to blog about.” Naturally, I decided to write about being both an evolutionary biologist and runner.

I’d like to thank Amby Burfoot for suggesting that I submit something, and also for helping with topic choice and editing – thanks a bunch Amby! I’d also like to thank Peter Vigneron at Runner’s World for accepting the post and publishing it. Here’s a very brief excerpt:

…running is a gift that we as a species should celebrate. It doesn’t matter what put on your feet when you are out on the road or trail, what matters is that you are out there, doing what the bones and muscles of your legs and feet evolved to do.

To read the entire article, follow this link:

If you are interested in the topic, and would like to hear a lecture that I gave on it in my Exercise Physiology class last Spring, you can check out this podcast episode that I put together: Runblogger Runcast #7: The Evolution of Distance Running in Humans

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This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a biology teacher, track/soccer coach, and dad (x3) with a passion for running, soccer, and science. If you'd like to learn a little bit more about who I am and what I do, click here, or visit

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