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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part G

A profile of endurance paddle sport athletes and performance


Author(s): Andrew Hatchett and Charles Allen

Abstract: The primary aim of this research was to develop an anthropomorphic profile of endurance paddle sport athletes to determine which of these characteristics best relates to race performance. Fifty (35 male and 15 female) volunteers (N = 50; age = 53.96yrs ± 17.37; height = 173cm ± 8.92; mass = 75.11kg ± 12.70; BMI = 25.32 ± 2.89 kg x m-2, body fat % = 22.2 ± 6.3) provided informed consent prior to participation. Participants competed in the 2016 United States Canoe Association Marathon National Championships consisting of a 13-miles course on the Connecticut River in Northamptom, MA. Participant race finish times were used as the measure of performance. Participant age was the only variable that correlated significantly to race performance (r2 = 0.540; p = 0.01), and remained the only variable significantly related to race performance when split by participant gender (Female: r2 = 0.627; p = 0.01 and Male: r2 = 0.648; p = 0.01). Based upon these results, it appears that age is the significant variable related to endurance paddle sport performance.

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Andrew Hatchett and Charles Allen. A profile of endurance paddle sport athletes and performance. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(4): 385-388.
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