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Understanding what causes injuries is often the first step to preventing them.
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Running related injuries are frustratingly common. A new study suggests foot strengthening—from the ground up—could be the answer.
The angle of your hip joint plays a much greater role than you might think. We look at the unheralded source of many issues that end up popping up elsewhere.
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With so many triathletes taken out of their usual routines, a new crop of injuries is cropping up. We look at how to wipe them out.
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