KINEMATICS OF MARATHON RUNNING TACTICS PART ONE: COURSE PROFILE

  • Wlodzimierz S. Erdmann
  • Patrycja Lipinska
Keywords: marathon run, tactics, kinematics, course profile

Abstract

The 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.
Published
2007-11-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities