Humans have evolved as persistence hunting runners and cooperative animals. This is why we are now the most evolved species on Earth. And this is why the key to our happy and sustainable future on Earth depends on how we use persistence, cooperation, gentleness, and, of course, running.
Gentle Running and Living
by Dr Patrick Salmon, PharmD, PhD
Member of the Barefoot Runners Society
Founding Member of the Tarahumara Spirit
“Life is hard enough to add extra suffering to it”. We propose here a way to build a stronger, healthier and happier self through gentle running. Then, this “ascetic hedonism” can be translated into several aspects of life, to humbly contribute to a better world.
You can help your fellow humans and the world in general by sharing this site and its links.
You can join me at this email: email@example.com
Version française (en construction) à ce lien.
This is because over the last 2 millions years, humans have evolved as persistence hunters to have access to rich food to grow their big brains.
Humans are the best endurance running animals on Earth
While most animals are faster than humans on short distance (a squirrel is faster than Usain Bolt), no animal can beat humans on long distance.
The result is Homo sapiens, a super adapted animal with unique features among primates such as:
This is why I split this page into 3 chapters:
The human foot
The evolution of Homo genus
The biomechanics of running
>> Click here
La Clinique du Coureur
(Super site web en français)