By increasing step rate alone, subjects improved running mechanics as their heel was more underneath their center of mass at initial contact and they had less vertical excursion (less bounding). Simply put, the subjects had less impact when their foot was landing creating less stress to the joints of the hip and knees.
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Heiderscheit, Bryan C et al. “Effects of step rate manipulation on joint mechanics during running.” Medicine and science in sports and exercise vol. 43,2 (2011): 296-302. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181ebedf3