Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-31550
Knechtle, B; Duff, B; Schulze, I; Rosemann, T; Senn, O (2009). Anthropometry and pre-race experience of finishers and nonfinishers in a multistage ultra-endurance run--Deutschlandlauf 2007. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 109(1):105-118.
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The effects of anthropometry and pre-race experience on race performance were investigated in male nonprofessional ultra-runners performing a multistage run of 1,200 km over 17 days. Of 24 athletes examined pre-race, 14 (58%) dropped out during the race due to overuse injuries of the lower limbs. During the race, body mass, thickness of the calf skin-fold, skeletal muscle mass, and percent body fat decreased significantly, while circumference of the upper arm, thickness of triceps, and abdominal skin-fold as well as Body Mass Index decreased significantly in the finishers. Neither anthropometry nor pre-race experience and training volume nor previously finished races were associated with the race time of the finishers. In future studies of ultra-runners, the influence of psychological (cognitive and emotional) predictors on race outcome should be investigated.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||19 Mar 2010 12:02|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 20:05|
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