Marathon Medicine

Marathon Medicine

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Leading experts in the field examine the physiology, psychology and medical aspects of long distance running, focusing on the significant developments in this area over the past 25 years. Topics include: the history of endurance training; the social phenomenon of marathon running; marathon myths and medicine; the effects of ageing; and the dominance of African runners.During the 19605 and early 19705, Kenyans began to emerge on the international running scene, capturing sizable numbers of medals at world level. ... Once the runners were in the hands of coaches with sufficient experience, Kenyan stars started to become not only ... Kena€” yans can run fast, not only after many years of training but even as soon as their late teens. ... One a€” the professional Coe a€” did two Olympics, one a€” the amateur Elliott a€” did only one because he had a wifeanbsp;...

Title:Marathon Medicine
Author:Dan Tunstall Pedoe
Publisher:The Royal Society of Medicine - 2001-05-01


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