SciPop talk to focus on science of long-distance running

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SciPop talk to focus on science of long-distance running

Find out how and why a human being runs 100 miles in under 30 hours (or even under 24 hours) without sleep or much rest. Surprisingly, it’s not as difficult as it sounds if one understands the science behind the seemingly crazy sport.

Angela Hodge, George Haddix Community Chair of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will present “The Science (and Art) of Running 100 Miles” at 7 p.m. March 9 in the Adele Hall Learning Commons in Love Library North, 13th and R streets. Popcorn will be served. The talk is free and open to the public.

The SciPop Talks! series combines science and popular culture, and the spring series will mark the third year of the popular talks. The UNL Libraries provide an online list of books and other resources for every talk, which can be found at

The series builds on the science cafe model and is co-organized and sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chemistry Department, Doane College and the UNL Libraries. Speakers give interactive 30-minute talks and then take questions. All talks are free and open to the public.

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