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

Alex Hutchinson

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Running injuries point to differences and similarities between genders

Men and women have anatomical differences in the structure of their hips and legs, resulting in subtle differences in their running strides. The question that researchers are now tackling is whether these differences mean that the best way to prevent and treat certain common running injuries depends on whether you run like a boy or a girl

May 03, 2015

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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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