Running: Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview

This title in the acclaimed Handbook of Sports Medicine and Sports Science provides a clearly presented 'one-stop' source of information on all aspects of the sport. The nutritional and training strategies in the book are aimed at improving a runner's performance, while the section on the medical care of the runner will help prevent injuries and aid in the correct diagnosis and management of basic athletic trauma. The text contains contributions from a team of world leaders in their respective fields to provide a truly international perspective on this sporting specialty.

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‘An excellent addition to the professional and student library.’ Sport Health
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Table of Contents

List of contributors, vi

Forewords by the IOC, vii

Foreword by the IAAF, viii

Preface, ix

1 Physiology and biochemistry of sprinting, 1
Henryk K.A. Lakomy

2 Physiology and biochemistry of middle distance and long distance running, 14
Ronald J. Maughan

3 Biomechanics of running, 28
Mario A. Lafortune, Gordon A. Valiant and Brian McLean

4 Training techniques for successful running performance, 44
John A. Hawley

5 Nutrition for runners, 58
Louise M. Burke

6 Medical considerations for runners, 72
Timothy D. Noakes

Index, 91

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