Tag Archives: professional runners

What is an “ideal” professional runner?

What is the role of a professional runner? Becoming a professional runner requires talent, hard training, and good coaching. Running is a simple and democratic sport compared to other sports; you need no special equipment and you can run almost … Continue reading

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Reasons you don’t want to be an elite runner

This post isn’t for everyone. It’s my reaction to what I see as an overly simplified worship of elite athletes in our society, and an obsession with fitness and appearance that goes beyond physical and mental health. I see people … Continue reading

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