Humans Designed For Distance

Establishing a presence at every major marathon in the country is no easy task. KT Tape has been to at least 52 different marathons just since September, handing out KT Tape samples and taping up thousands of runners before each event. According to a recent article in the New York Times, more and more folks are lacing up their running shoes and hitting 26.2 miles of pavement every year. The article says that according to Running USA, 425,000 marathoners crossed the finish line last year, an increase of 20 percent from the beginning of the decade. The article goes on to mention that despite the nagging injuries that long-distance runners face, the human body has in fact evolved into a superb long-distance running machine.
"Most animals can sprint faster than humans, having four legs gives them the advantage. But when it comes to long distances, humans can outrun almost any animal. Because we cool by sweating rather than panting, we can stay cool at speeds and distances that would overheat other animals. On a hot day, the two scientists wrote, a human could even outrun a horse in a 26.2-mile marathon."