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It is easier to breathe in this position, they are trying to replace the oxygen in their blood that was used to make their muscles perform at their peak which exhausts they oxygen enriched blood. This is why you breathe deeper and/or faster while running.

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It helps propell them forward and help them go faster than just standing straight up

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