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Science of Running Workshop at UW-Madison July 28 features top experts in field

June 18, 2018

A one-day Science of Running Workshop that features a series of presentations from leading experts in the field is taking place on the UW-Madison campus Saturday, July 28.

Daniels' Running Formula book coverThe event, which is being presented by the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, culminates with a keynote talk from UW-Madison alumnus, author and Olympic medalist Jack Daniels. His book on running, “Daniels’ Running Formula,” has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

The presentations from a range of scientific experts will explore topics related to distance running, including injury prevention and biomechanics, nutrition, physiology, altitude training, recovery strategies, mental preparation and core involvement.

The workshop is for a wide variety of members of the running community: from track and cross country coaches to running enthusiasts of all levels.

Daniels, who earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Kinesiology in 1969, is a highly regarded coach, with Runner’s World Magazine identifying him as the world’s greatest distance running coach. He has coached several Olympic athletes, such as Jim Ryun and Joan Benoit-Samuelson.

Daniels himself has won silver and bronze Olympic medals, a bronze World Championship medal, and is a two-time U.S. national champion in the sport of modern pentathlon.

Jack Daniels
Jack Daniels
Daniels is currently conducting research and teaching graduate students for AT Still University in Mesa, Arizona.

Other expert presenters include Bruce Fischer, Jenny Kempf, Matthew Pahnke, Brad Wilkins, Mark Stanbrough, Dave Knight, Tim Hacker and Jerry Dempsey. (Details on all the presenters are available here.)

“All one has to do is look at the lineup of presenters on the website and they will be immediately impressed,” says Ron Carda, a faculty associate with the Department of Kinesiology. “The presenters are a range of individuals who have had very successful coaching careers, outstanding running careers, or who are leading scientists and experts on the topics being presented in the workshop. There is something of interest for everyone.”

The Science of Running Workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UW Natatorium on July 28. The registration fee is $90 and lunch is provided.

For complete details, visit the workshop web page.

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