Ultramarathon runners: nature or nurture?

  title={Ultramarathon runners: nature or nurture?},
  author={Beat Knechtle},
  journal={International journal of sports physiology and performance},
  volume={7 4},
  • Beat Knechtle
  • Published 2012 in
    International journal of sports physiology and…
Ultramarathon running is increasingly popular. An ultramarathon is defined as a running event involving distances longer than the length of a traditional marathon of 42.195 km. In ultramarathon races, ~80% of the finishers are men. Ultramarathoners are typically ~45 y old and achieve their fastest running times between 30 and 49 y for men, and between 30 and 54 y for women. Most probably, ultrarunners start with a marathon before competing in an ultramarathon. In ultramarathoners, the number of… CONTINUE READING
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