Chi Running - Development

Development

ChiRunning was developed in 1999 by Danny Dreyer, an American ultramarathon runner, t'ai chi practitioner, and founder of the North Carolina-based company Chi Running. Instruction of the method is disseminated in several ways, including instructor led courses, books, and videos. In 2004, Dreyer's first edition of his book, ChiRunning, was released and sold 150,000 copies. Partnered with New Balance, Dreyer helped design a running shoe that was released in 2008 for runners that utilize a midfoot strike.

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