Anthropometric and training characteristics of female marathon runners as determinants of distance running performance.

@article{Bale1985AnthropometricAT,
  title={Anthropometric and training characteristics of female marathon runners as determinants of distance running performance.},
  author={P Bale and Sarah E. Rowell and Ed Colley},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={1985},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={
          115-26
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to determine how female marathon runners of varying standards differed in body composition and physique and in their training regimes, and secondly to develop predictors of distance running performance from the anthropometric and training variables. Female marathon runners (n = 36), all participants in a national 10 mile (16 km) road racing championship, were divided into three groups according to their best time for the 26.2 mile race. They were assessed for body… CONTINUE READING

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