RRI4 - End of recruitment

The Sports Medicine Research Laboratory (LIH) has launched a new large study on running. This study is the first to investigate the running technique and the risk of injury in a cohort of over 800 runners! This is one of the largest groups of runners observed over a period of several months. The aim of the study is to identify the influence of the damping properties of the running shoes, the body weight, as well as the running technique on the risk of injury.

The recruitment phase is completed now. More than 870 participants were included in the study. The latter will finish at the end of July 2018. The study conclusions will be available on this site by the end of the year.

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In 2011, we began the RRI (running-related injury) project, aimed at runners of all levels looking to participate in a long-distance running event (10km, 10 miles, a half-marathon or marathon). This study aimed to determine risk factors of injuries sustained by regular, long-distance runners. See the results for the season 2011/2012

In 2012, the first RRI-Intervention study was launched. The objective was to analyse running injury incidences among runners using different types of shoe cushioning. Acces the scientific paper with the results here: Influence of midsole hardness of standard cushioned shoes on running-related injury risk.

The RRI-Intervention 2 study began in 2014, aiming to study the effect of an integrated pronation control system in the shoe on the RRI incidence. Acces the scientific paper with the results here: Injury risk in runners using standard or motion control shoes: a randomised controlled trial with participant and assessor blinding

Finally, the RRI-Intervention 3 study was launched in September 2014. This study aimed to analyse the effect of the heel-toe height difference (the drop) of the running shoes on the injury incidence. Acces to the newsletter with the results here: Newsletter June 2015 (Scientific paper out soon).