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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part F

Sociological analysis of modern sports: A case study of marathon runners


Author(s): Ekta Ashok Jadhav and Dr. Anand B Lunkad

Abstract: Researcher summarise the international Marathon running top performers were from African countries like Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. These countries are a monopoly in the marathon and long distant players. Though their geographical size is small or mini, their performance is major. This study found the main reasons for the high performance in the Marathon event from these countries. Some major findings were Genetic predisposition, Development of a high maximal oxygen uptake as a result of extensive walking and running at an early age, relatively high haemoglobin and hematocrit, development of good metabolic efficiency based on somato type and lower limb characteristics, favourable skeletal-muscle-fibre composition and oxidative enzyme profile, traditional Kenyan/Ethiopian diet, living and training at altitude and their fitness with having a low BMI, with also having a high max VO2. Studying these reasons, others can learn from their training strategies and could implement if wants to achieve high in Marathon running.

Pages: 320-322  |  913 Views  25 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Ekta Ashok Jadhav, Dr. Anand B Lunkad. Sociological analysis of modern sports: A case study of marathon runners. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(4):320-322.
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