The purpose of this study was to investigate the vertical ground reaction forces and heel acceleration of young runners and how they change with fatigue. Young distance athletes (n=4) completed a fatiguing run on a treadmill while kinematic and kinetic data were recorded at the beginning, middle, and ends of their runs. Changes in ground reaction forces and limb acceleration were highly runner-specific, but demonstrate the need for a larger-scale study on the effects of fatigue on developing runners.
Basile, Susan; Oliver, John; and Geil, Mark
"EFFECT OF FATIGUE ON KINEMATIC AND KINETICS OF YOUTH RUNNERS: A PILOTSTUDY,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 266.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/266