KINEMATICS OF MARATHON RUNNING TACTICS PART ONE: COURSE PROFILE
Keywords: marathon run, tactics, kinematics, course profile
AbstractThe paper presents a description of geometry of marathon courses. The following courses were taken into account: Edmonton 2001 (IAAF World Championships), Boston 2002 (city marathon), Berlin 2002 (city marathon), Athens 2004 (Olympic Games). Based on course profile (for every 1 km) coefficient of course difficulty was calculated. The most flat course profile was that of Berlin Marathon, the toughest profile was that of Athens Marathon.
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