publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Predictors of race time in male Ironman triathletes: physical characteristics, training, or prerace experience?

Knechtle, B; Wirth, A; Rosemann, T;
  • Published: 01 Oct 2010
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Switzerland
The aim of the present study was to assess whether physical characteristics, training, or prerace experience were related to performance in recreational male Ironman triathletes using bi- and multivariate analysis. 83 male recreational triathletes who volunteered to participate in the study (M age 41.5 yr., SD = 8.9) had a mean body height of 1.80 m (SD = 0.06), mean body mass of 77.3 kg (SD = 8.9), and mean Body Mass Index of 23.7 kg/m2 (SD = 2.1) at the 2009 IRONMAN SWITZERLAND competition. Speed in running during training, personal best marathon time, and personal best time in an Olympic distance triathlon were related to the Ironman race time. These three va...
free text keywords: Institute of General Practice, 610 Medicine & health, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Sensory Systems, Demography, Body mass index, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Developmental psychology, Multivariate analysis, Psychology
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