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Key To Performance For Elite Sprinters Is Running Mechanics, Not Metabolism
2012-08-01 14:25:39

Sprinting performance isn´t a factor of conserving energy; rather, forces applied by the foot hitting the ground maximize all-out bursts of sprinting Sprinters competing in the 2012 Olympics might assume their championship performance is the result of their fuel-efficient physiology. But a new study disproves the classic scientific view that conserving energy maximizes performance in a sprinting event. The study by biomechanics researchers Matthew W. Bundle at the University of...

2012-01-24 20:17:44

The skeletal structure of the foot and ankle differs significantly between human sprinters and non-sprinters, according to Penn State researchers. Their findings not only help explain why some people are faster runners than others, but also may be useful in helping people who have difficulty walking, such as older adults and children with cerebral palsy. According to Stephen Piazza, associate professor of kinesiology, the research is the first to use magnetic resonance imaging to...

2009-11-03 15:21:52

Longer toes and a unique ankle structure provide sprinters with the burst of acceleration that separates them from other runners, according to biomechanists. "At the start of a sprint the only way a runner can speed up is through the reaction force that results from the action of leg muscles pushing on the ground," said Stephen Piazza, associate professor of kinesiology, Penn State. "Long toes provide sprinters the advantage of maintaining maximum contact with the ground just a little bit...

2006-05-27 04:34:34

By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Three years ago, Justin Gatlin and Asafa Powell were just two young sprinters among many running fast times and hoping to go faster. Now they are the joint 100 meters world record holders, giving the men's sprints a competitive edge unmatched since Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson clashed in the 1980s. "Michael Johnson, he really had no rivals," Gatlin told Reuters in an interview. "Maurice Greene really had no rivals. Marion Jones as well....

2006-03-14 13:28:00

By Stephen Farrand ROME (Reuters) - Alessandro Petacchi's stage win on the final day of Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday was a timely morale booster for Saturday's Milan-San Remo race. The Team Milram sprinter won the event last year but faces fierce competition this time from world champion and fellow sprinter Tom Boonen of Belgium. "I wanted this win," Petacchi said after his 166-km stage victory on Tuesday. "I'm feeling good and this win came just at the right time for both me and...

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