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VIDEO: This winter struggle is all too real for Canadian runners

Winter road running can be a slip-and-slide without proper footwear

Winter Running Fails

Running in winter. The struggle is real.

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The scene may be commonplace for runners battling the elements outdoors during winters in Canada. An icy surface, minimal traction and a slight incline ahead.

MileSplit shared a video of the common struggle – zero traction on icy surfaces – during the cold winter months to its Instagram page on Tuesday. “Running in winter,” they wrote. “The struggle is real.”

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To help stay on your feet this winter, or prevent slipping and sliding, check out our 2017-2018 winter shoe guide here. Plus, there are a number of products, like the Kahtoola Nanospikes, which can slip onto running shoes for added grip in slippery conditions.