Why tall, leggy people run faster in the heat

May 11, 2023

If you are a marathon runner in search of a personal best, your body shape could be just as important as your training, analysis suggests.

A study of 170 Ironman contestants found tall, leggy runners performed better in warm climates, while shorter, stockier people had the upper hand in colder temperatures.

But the effect is seen in men only, the researchers say. BBC