10 beautiful examples of runners photography

Runners Photography

Running is a means of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. It is simply defined in athletics terms as a gait in which at regular points during the running cycle both feet are off the ground. This is in contrast to walking, where one foot is always in contact with the ground, the legs are kept mostly straight and the center of gravityvaults over the legs in an inverted pendulum fashion. A characteristic feature of a running body from the viewpoint of spring-mass mechanics is that changes in kinetic and potential energy within a stride occur simultaneously, with energy storage accomplished by springy tendons and passive muscle elasticity. The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting.

The ancestors of mankind developed the ability to run for long distances about four and a half million years ago, probably in order to hunt animals. Competitive running grew out of religious festivals in various areas. Records of competitive racing date back to the Tailteann Games in Ireland in 1829 BCE, while the first recorded Olympic Games took place in 776 BCE.

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Runners Photography
By marco_welt 

Runners Photography
By Coogan Photo

Ghost runners
By crgdtn 

Brighton Seafront Runners
By Jerry Webb

I run alone
By Salvatore Lapignola

Alone Again?
By Earth.Marathon.English

Running man
By Jean-Michel Leclercq

En lucha con los elementos
By Crisanto.

Breaking away
By KirkOls

OSIM Triathlon 2007