There is increasing interest in the running form and technique as a means to prevent injury. There are many aspects of the running technique that is being considered. One of these aspects is the cadence or the number of steps taken per minute. There are a lot of assertions that this should be 180 steps per minute. There is no research that the running cadence should be this, but a lot of runners are claiming that this has helped them, so the primary support for this is purely anecdotal and via testimonials. There are a number of well-known coaches who do support the concept of a cadence of 180 per minute and a very defensive of criticism of it.