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Knechtle, B; Wirth, A; Rosemann, T (2010). Predictors of race time in male ironman triathletes: physical characteristics, training, or prerace experience? Perceptual and Motor Skills, 111(2):437-446.

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to assess whether physical characteristics, training, or prerace experience were related to performance in recreational male Ironman triathletes using bi- and multivariate analysis. 83 male recreational triathletes who volunteered to participate in the study (M age 41.5 yr., SD = 8.9) had a mean body height of 1.80 m (SD = 0.06), mean body mass of 77.3 kg (SD = 8.9), and mean Body Mass Index of 23.7 kg/m2 (SD = 2.1) at the 2009 IRONMAN SWITZERLAND competition. Speed in running during training, personal best marathon time, and personal best time in an Olympic distance triathlon were related to the Ironman race time. These three variables explained 64% of the variance in Ironman race time. Personal best marathon time was significantly and positively related to the run split time in the Ironman race. Faster running while training and both a fast personal best time in a marathon and in an Olympic distance triathlon were associated with a fast Ironman race time.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:16 Feb 2011 12:18
Last Modified:29 Nov 2013 13:39
Publisher:Ammons Scientific
ISSN:0031-5125
Additional Information:The official published version of this article can be found at www.amsciepub.com. This is a authors’ draft of the paper: Knechtle, B; Wirth, A; Rosemann, T (2010). Predictors of race time in male ironman triathletes: physical characteristics, training, or prerace experience? Perceptual and Motor Skills, 111(2):437-446. © 2010
Publisher DOI:10.2466/05.25.PMS.111.5.437-446
Related URLs:http://www.amsciepub.com/ (Publisher)
PubMed ID:21162445

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