The evolution of human running is the evolution of humans…
Evidence from evolutionary biology, physiology, and anthropology, has suggested that endurance running has been key, throughout human history, in the pursuit of prey. Key physiological adaptions have evolved over millions of years to benefit long distance running, from early hominins through to modern homo sapiens. Bramble and Lieberman (2004), postulate that homo sapiens are, as a species, designed for endurance, with highly developed, specialised features that may have provided a significant contribution to the evolution of the human form.
Human endurance capacity can be compared with, and often exceeds, that of other mammals. Important evolutionary, ancestral adaptations include upright, bipedal locomotion, a tall, narrow physique, long legs, and a developed
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