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The Achilles tendon connects the muscles in your calf to the

Last updated: 7/26/2022

The Achilles tendon connects the muscles in your calf to the

The Achilles tendon connects the muscles in your calf to the back of your foot. When you are sprinting, your Achilles tendon alternately stretches, as you bring your weight down onto your forward foot, and contracts to push you off the ground. A 70 kg runner has an Achilles tendon that is 15 cm long with a typical 1.1 x 10-4 m² area. By how much will the runner's Achilles tendon stretch if the maximum force on it is 8.0 times his weight, a typical value while running? Express your answer with the appropriate units.

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