Kenyan dominance in distance running.

@article{Larsen2003KenyanDI,
  title={Kenyan dominance in distance running.},
  author={Henrik Boesen Lindbo Larsen},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={136 1},
  pages={161-70}
}
Critical physiological factors for performance in running are maximal oxygen consumption (VO(2max)), fractional VO(2max) utilization and running economy. While Kenyan and Caucasian elite runners are able to reach very high, but similar maximal oxygen uptake levels, the VO(2max) of black South African elite runners seems to be slightly lower. Moreover, the studies of black and white South African runners indicate that the former are able to sustain the highest fraction of VO(2max) during long… CONTINUE READING
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