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The skeletal structure of the foot and ankle differs significantly between human sprinters and non-sprinters.
Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second – about 4.5 miles per hour.
Small calf muscles may be a feminine trait, but for women with peripheral artery disease (PAD) they're a major disadvantage.
A manned space flight to Mars could be so exhausting that a crew of 30- to 50-year-old astronauts might return from their voyage with the muscular structure of men and women up to 50-years their senior.
When it comes to shoes, some women will go through hell for a pair of Jimmy Choos.
When 100 m sprinters launches themselves from the starting blocks, the race can be won or lost in the first few strides.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a reasonably fit, 61-year-old male who exercises several times a week by walking and the use of Nautilus equipment. I am 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weigh 170 pounds.