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Jockology columnist Alex Hutchinson. (Lauren King)
Jockology columnist Alex Hutchinson. (Lauren King)

Alex Hutchinson

Jockology columnist

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Which running shoe is right for you?

As the New Year rings in a fresh crop of fitness and workout resolutions, would-be runners are in danger of whiplash as they try to decode the shifting advice about what they should put on their feet

Jan 04, 2015

The new news: Five promising updates in sports science

Health reporting often focuses on breakthroughs, but scientific research progresses in gradual increments. Here’s a look back at five stories Jockology has covered in the past two years, with an update on the progress of related research since then

Dec 21, 2014

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Alex Hutchinson writes about the science of fitness and exercise. A former national-team distance runner and postdoctoral physicist, he is the author of Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise. He is also a senior editor at Canadian Running magazine, a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics, and blogs at

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