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Study Says Group Runs Can Make You Smarter

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

If you’ve ever competed on a cross-country squad, run with a group or shared a race with a buddy, you’re familiar with the benefits of working together. Studies show that running in a pack can improve race times and decrease perceived effort. But did you know that teamwork doesn’t just affect your experience, it also impacts your intelligence?

Research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B found that being a team player can increase the size of your brain. Why go it alone when you can get faster and smarter while having fun?

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Team WR

Team WR represents the Women's Running staff and community behind the magazine and womensrunning.com. The team was created in July 2014 when Women's Running underwent its first re-design since it debuted in 2009. Collectively, Team WR has run everything, from marathon, to half, to novelty runs, to ultras, to 10K and 5K races, to obstacle events, to triathlons.