Craig Alexander and Chris Lieto – Running Video Analysis
With the 2011 Ironman World Champs in Kona coming up this weekend (at the time of posting this), now’s a great time for us to look back at some running footage from Kona 2009.
In the video below, we identify a few of the important running technique factors that made Craig “Crowie” Alexander such an unstoppable force on the run that day. Using this iconic piece of footage, where Crowie took the lead from Chris Lieto at the 21 mile mark, we can compare stride-by-stride how the two runners habitually moved once fatigued, and see the differences in their technique which affected their running performance.
The focus on effectively using your hamstrings as part of your running technique is an important part of the work do at Kinetic Revolution to improve the running performance of triathletes. By running using your hamstrings in combination with your quads and hip flexors you share the muscular load throughout the bike and run – rather than relying on the quads and hip flexors from the moment you leave the water until the end of the race!
Read Part 2: “Want To Run Strong Off The Bike?” to learn how to adapt your training to improve your running form.
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