Hematological recovery in male ultramarathon runners: the effect of variations in training load and running time.

@article{Peters2004HematologicalRI,
  title={Hematological recovery in male ultramarathon runners: the effect of variations in training load and running time.},
  author={E. M. van Lie Peters and Paula Robson and Neil Kleinveldt and Vanishree Naicker and Vinod Jogessar},
  journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={315-21}
}
AIM Haematological response to the 2001 downhill Comrades Marathon was compared in high (>120 km/w in training; 3 weeks of pre-race taper) and low (<80 km/w in training; 2 weeks of pre-race taper) training status groups. METHODS Full blood counts, differential lymphocyte counts (CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, CD56), serum cortisol, C-reactive protein (CRP) and creatine kinase (CK) were measured in blood samples donated 21 hours before and 16 hours after a 90 km ultramarathon. RESULTS Despite… CONTINUE READING
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