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Running Cadence

It is well known by scientists through academic studies, and with coaches working in the field, that the two measurable factors that determine speed of performance in an endurance runner are stride length and stride frequency. A common term for stride frequency is cadence, and this word refers to the rate of leg gait cycling…

Young Sprinters Struggle with Erectile Dysfunction

Young Sprinters Struggle with Erectile Dysfunction by Marc Mangiacotti, Brown University Sprints/Hurdles   As soon as you read “erectile dysfunction” you probably thought about a problem some men have as they grow older.  For them…there is a blue pill to help fix their dilemma.  Young sprinters struggle with a different type of erectile dysfunction. Youngsters…

Don’t teach this…

I was on the phone last night with Harvard University sprints/hurdles coach Marc Mangiacotti. He had just returned from his Conference Championship where he got some outstanding results with his sprinters and hurdlers. His top sprinter won both the 100 and 200 with personal bests. Ultimately, his success came down to finally showing patience during the…