Not fat, not skinny, functional enough to finish: interrogating constructions of health in the Ironman Triathlon

@article{Bridel2013NotFN,
  title={Not fat, not skinny, functional enough to finish: interrogating constructions of health in the Ironman Triathlon},
  author={W. Bridel},
  journal={Leisure/Loisir},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={37 - 56}
}
  • W. Bridel
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Leisure/Loisir
Sport has long been popularly promoted as a way to improve one's health through participation. Socio-cultural scholars investigating sport-related pain and injury, however, have called into question this suggested relationship pointing especially to competitive and contact sports as examples that challenge this assumption (Theberge, 2008. “Just a normal bad part of what I do”: Elite athletes’ accounts of the relationship between health and sport. Sociology of Sport Journal, 25, 206–222… Expand
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