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Effects of age on marathon finishing time among male amateur runners in Stockholm marathon 1979-2014
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Medical Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1655-6658
Number of Authors: 12016 (English)In: Journal of Sport and Health Science, ISSN 2095-2546, E-ISSN 2213-2961, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 349-354Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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PurposeThe purpose of the present study was to investigate the age-related changes in the endurance performance among male amateur marathon runners.MethodsSubjects were taken from the 36 Stockholm Marathons heldfrom 1979 through 2014, and age and finishing time were analyzed for a total of 312,342male runners.ResultsThe relation was found to be a second-order polynomial, t = a + bx + cx2, which models 99.7% of the variation in the average running time t as a function of age x. The model shows that the marathon performance of the average runner improves up to age 34.3 ± 2.6 years, thereafter, the performance starts to decline. Aquantification of the age’s influence on running time shows that it accounts for 4.5% of the total variance seen in the performance data.ConclusionThese outcomes indicate that the effect of age on performance in endurance running events is clearly measurable, quantifiable and possible to describe. At the same time the findings indicate that other factors, such as training, affect the performance more. A comparison with the elite showed peak performance at the same age, but the rates of change in performance with age, improvement as well as degradation, was found to be higher among the elite.

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2016. Vol. 5, no 3, p. 349-354
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-11914DOI: 10.1016/j.jshs.2015.01.008ISI: 000388415100015Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84995486539Local ID: af274c3f-694e-47ec-b2d9-8e3bd7eca149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-11914DiVA, id: diva2:984864
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Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 2016-11-16 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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