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Kiely J (2017) The robust running ape: unravelling the deep underpinnings of coordinated human running proficiency. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:892    
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Abstract
In comparison to other mammals, humans are not especially strong, swift or supple. Nevertheless, despite these apparent physical limitations, we are among Natures most superbly well-adapted endurance runners. Paradoxically, however, notwithstanding this evolutionary-bestowed proficiency, running-related injuries, and Overuse syndromes in particular, are widely pervasive. The term ‘coordination’ is similarly ubiquitous within contemporary coaching, conditioning and rehabilitation cultures. Various theoretical models of coordination exist within the academic literature. However the specific neural and biological underpinnings of ‘running coordination’, and the nature of their integration, remain poorly elaborated