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Three reasons runners should start lifting weights

By Matthew Wright, Lecturer in Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning, Teesside University
Jonathan Taylor, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise, Teesside University
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Millions of people worldwide make running their exercise of choice. And whether you’ve just started running and are aiming to run a 5km or are aiming to run a marathon, you’re probably looking for ways to improve.

While most training programmes for runners focus primarily on increasing the amount of running you do, becoming a better runner isn’t only about putting in more miles. In fact, what many runners don’t realise is that it’s important to include strength training as part of your programme.

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