Biomechanical risk factors for running-related injury


We aim to investigate which spatiotemporal and ground reaction force characteristics are prospectively related to running-related injury.


Biomechanical factors may play a key role in running-related injury etiology. However, the current prospectively gathered evidence on potential biomechanical risk factors for running-related injury is limited, inconsistent and largely dependent on the population being studied. High-quality prospective studies are required to pinpoint modifiable biomechanical risk factors before preventive interventions can be proposed. All participants from a previous study had performed a running test at baseline on and instrumented treadmill at their preferred running speed in standard shoes. Thus, the present study is a secondary analysis of a previous randomized trial investigated the effect of shoe cushioning on injury risk in a cohort of 800+ recreational runners.


"Our study is the first worldwide to investigate both running technique and injury risk
in such a large cohort and over such a long period of time."
says Laurent Malisoux, PhD, Group Leader of PASH research group.



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Effects of bodyweight and shoe cushioning on injury risk & running biomechanics: A randomized control trial