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Variation in Foot Strike Patterns among Habitually Barefoot and Shod Runners in Kenya
TLDR
There was no effect of sex, age, height or weight on foot strike angle, but individuals were more likely to midfoot or forefoot strike when they ran on a stiff surface, had a high preferred stride frequency, were habitually barefoot, and had more experience running.
Shorter Ground Contact Time and Better Running Economy: Evidence From Female Kenyan Runners.
TLDR
This study provided the evidence that GCT is associated with the superior RE of the female Kenyan runners and reported the RE and gait characteristics of East African female athletes measured under everyday training settings.
Physical fitness differences between rural and urban children from western Kenya
TLDR
It is hypothesized that active rural children are stronger, more flexible, and have greater endurance, and that PF differences are predictive of endurance running performance.