Running is a cult according to a Swedish researcher, even though you often do it alone and don’t follow any particular leader whatsoever. Photo: Yannick Duppich Running is a cult according to a Swedish researcher, even though you often do it alone and don’t follow any particular leader whatsoever. Photo: Yannick Duppich
Running is a cult according to a Swedish researcher, even though you often do it alone and don’t follow any particular leader whatsoever. Photo: Yannick Duppich
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

The Runner by Patrick Blennerhassett

‘Running is a cult’: Swedish PhD thesis trashing endurance running reminds everyone why no one reads PhD papers

  • A Lund University thesis accuses endurance athletes of being influenced by ‘neoliberal discourses’ and being solely brand-orientated

Running is a cult according to a Swedish researcher, even though you often do it alone and don’t follow any particular leader whatsoever. Photo: Yannick Duppich Running is a cult according to a Swedish researcher, even though you often do it alone and don’t follow any particular leader whatsoever. Photo: Yannick Duppich
Running is a cult according to a Swedish researcher, even though you often do it alone and don’t follow any particular leader whatsoever. Photo: Yannick Duppich
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.