Running with sneaker science

For marathon runners and other athletes, sneaker research helps reduce the pain.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM November 10, 2003

At mile 12, my feet were already starting to hurt. By mile 17 of this year's Boston marathon, I was overwhelmed by an urge to stop. The muscles in my thighs were cramping up. My back ached. The soles of my feet throbbed. I felt as if I had been hit by a truck. There were still 9 hilly miles to go.

 

From that point on, the intense highs and lows of long-distance running consumed me. During some stretches, I thought I might just crumple to the ground. Then, inspired by the roaring crowd, my stri...

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