Comparison of running kinematics between elite and national-standard 1500-m runners

  title={Comparison of running kinematics between elite and national-standard 1500-m runners},
  author={Antti Leskinen and Keijo H{\"a}kkinen and Mikko Virmavirta and Juha Isolehto and Heikki Kyr{\"o}l{\"a}inen},
  journal={Sports Biomechanics},
  pages={1 - 9}
The aim of this study was to determine whether elite 1500-m runners differ in their running kinematics from national-standard 1500-m runners. Six national-standard male runners (seasonal best: 3 min 49.2 s ± 3.2 s) were assessed during the second lap of a 1500-m race. Their running kinematics was then compared with those of five elite runners (seasonal best: 3 min 35.6 s ± 2.6 s) analysed during the second lap of the men's 1500-m final at the 2005 World Championships. Data were collected using… 
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