Running: Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine / Edition 1

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Running is another addition to the highly acclaimed Olympic Handbook o f Sports Medicine Series. It is intended to be a "one stop" source of information on any aspect related to running. This book is for team co aches who have academic preparation in the basic sciences, athletic tr ainers, physical therapists. It is also for health-related professiona ls working with athletes and sports teams medical doctors in family pr actice but with no specialised training in sports medicine or sports p hysiology. Running will also appeal to knowledgeable athletes, as well as undergraduate and graduate students from university courses in hum an physiology, biology and principles of exercise training.

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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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