There have always been inspirational runners who defy conventional beliefs regarding aging and human performance. The truth of the matter is that the biopsychology of aging remains largely a mystery.
Sports psychologists call it “transcending normal awareness." Whatever you want to call it, this approach is very easy to communicate and all the runners can have their own experience how good their form and breathing are on that particular day.
It's widely speculated that the trunk should remain constantly still, in a permanent state of contraction throughout the running cycle. At first glance, it might appear this way when the bare torso of an international athlete is on display. It certainly looks as if their trunk barely moves.
On paper, Jordan Hasay has had an incredibly straightforward marathon career including a 2:25:20 third in this year's Boston Marathon. But Hasay's career has been anything but straightforward.
Last January, Jasmin Paris became the first woman to win Britain’s grueling 268-mile Montane Spine Race. What makes her feat more remarkable is that the 35-year-old smashed the course record, set by a male runner, by 12 hours - while stopping to pump breast milk for her 14-month old at aid stations along the route!