Steve Magness recently published his new book, The Science of Running. He’s a collegiate track and running coach at the University of Houston. He’s also coached with the Nike Oregon Project for over a year alongside Alberto Salazar.
Equipped with a GoPro and help from his fellow producers, Hanson documented the race as he ran it and explained his experience before and after. Adding context about the history of marathon running and the muscular process of long-distance races, Hanson created an episode to teach the science of running marathons without it being a traditional lecture.
The relevant science clearly demonstrates that the existing scientific methods of running shoe selection don't work. It also provides intriguing support for the notion that selecting shoes by feel produces better results.