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Three species of dung beetles gallop rather than run, and this isn’t seen in other insects. Most insects move three legs at a time, in what us known as an ‘alternate tripod gait’.

Yes. And no. Sorry, not really a fact, is it? Zola Budd ran barefoot in the Olympics in 1984, a race that was controversial for other reasons. Research in Journal of Strength And Conditioning suggests that barefoot running is neither good nor bad, but that both barefoot and shod running need proper training and conditioning.

Olympic Games 27 July – 12 August

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