For those of you who read my blog, know full well how much I LOVE Marathon Sports. I’m on their mailing list, and seeing how much I love them I just wanted to share an event they will be hosting this Thursday at their Boston location. Check out the details from their mailing list posting:
For those of you who have read Born to Run, author Chris McDougall’s diatribe on barefoot running, the most frequently quoted expert within is Cambridge local, Harvard Professor Daniel Lieberman.
Right on the heels of publishing a major study on the effects of barefoot running in the journal Nature, professor Lieberman is now making a tour of sorts in an attempt to demystify the science behind the study, and to help clear the air on the barefoot running phenomenon.
|Q&A With The Barefoot Professor
|This minimalist running thing still has the running world abuzz, and is showing no signs of slowing. With the introduction of several new products to our product line in support of it, from Vibram and Newton to the new Saucony Kinvara, Marathon Sports is now more than ever ready to tackle the demands of each and every runner looking to make the switch.
In a show of true solidarity, Harvard Professor Dan Lieberman (the oft-quoted expert in Chris McDougall’s Born to Run and coauthor of the recentNature study which lends credence to the claim that barefoot running can indeed decrease injury risk) has offered to subject himself to a barrage of questions from eager Marathon Sports loyalists on Thursday, May 27th in our Boston store.
From 6-8pm, stop by to see the man himself, explore a bit of the data discovered in the recent study, and pick Professor Lieberman’s brain until his voice goes hoarse.
For a full bio, check out Professor Lieberman’s webpage.
I’m personally skeptic of barefoot running, but I would love to learn a little bit more about what benefits it can have for runners. I’m going to try to stop by this, and hopefully meet some fellow runners while I’m at it!!