John Mercer In The News

Profile: John Mercer

Authority Magazine
November 25, 2019
Since my research is focused on biomechanics and physiology of sports, I have had many unique opportunities related to sports.
Men's Journal
June 4, 2019
The greatest thing about running is how accessible it is. You don’t need a fancy gym membership or a lot of expensive gear to get involved. The only thing you really need is a good pair of sneakers. And if you’re going to go so far as to run a full marathon —26.2 miles, plus all the training miles you need to log to get there—you need a really good pair of shoes.
Runner's World
August 27, 2018
“The bleachers are on your right. The white line’s up ahead. Keep pushing!” Jennifer Conroyd calls out to me and the 30 or so other runners she’s coaching through an interval workout. We finish our hard effort, finally easing up when Conroyd prompts, “jog it out!”
Weight Watchers Canada
March 2, 2018
Whether you’re a running veteran or new to the game, having a solid pair of shoes is crucial to a successful and enjoyable workout.
July 31, 2017
John Mercer, a biomechanist in the department of kinesiology and nutrition sciences at UNLV, has dedicated the majority of his adult life to testing the limits of physical abilities.
Ankle and Foot Center
July 25, 2017
The significance behind this study helped researchers understand the effects of shock absorption in terms of preventing running injury.
New Scientist
June 29, 2017
Love a good run, but keep getting leg injuries? That could be because the way we run puts the brunt of jogging’s hard impact shocks on our lower limbs.
Science of Ultra
June 28, 2017
In today's podcast, we touch on a variety of topics in biomechanics, from shoe cushioning to children's shoes to pool running...and more...