Effects of age on marathon finishing time among male amateur runners in Stockholm Marathon 1979–2014

@inproceedings{Lehto2016EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of age on marathon finishing time among male amateur runners in Stockholm Marathon 1979–2014},
  author={Niklas Lehto},
  booktitle={Journal of sport and health science},
  year={2016}
}
Purpose The purpose of the present study was to investigate the age-related changes in the endurance performance among male amateur marathon runners. Methods Subjects were taken from the 36 Stockholm Marathons held from 1979 through 2014, and age and finishing time were analyzed for a total of 312,342 male runners. Results The relation was found to be a second-order polynomial, t = a + bx + cx 2, which models 99.7% of the variation in the average running time t as a function of age x. The… CONTINUE READING

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