Analysis of participation and performance in athletes by age group in ultramarathons of more than 200 km in length

@inproceedings{Zingg2013AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of participation and performance in athletes by age group in ultramarathons of more than 200 km in length},
  author={Matthias Alexander Zingg and Beat Knechtle and Christoph Alexander R{\"u}st and Thomas Rosemann and Romuald Lepers},
  booktitle={International journal of general medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Participation and performance trends for athletes by age group have been investigated for marathoners and ultramarathoners competing in races up to 161 km, but not for longer distances of more than 200 km. METHODS Participation and performance trends in athletes by age group in the Badwater (217 km) and Spartathlon (246 km) races were compared from 2000 to 2012. RESULTS The number of female and male finishers increased in both races across years (P < 0.05). The age of the annual… CONTINUE READING
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