The purpose of this study was to quantify endurance performance for a wide range of running population bymeasuring running speed and step variables using inertial sensors during marathon. The total of ninety-one runners (71 males and 20 females) participated in this studyand step variable data was measured by attaching inertial sensor, developed by Casio, at the sacrum. Runners were classified into sub-groups (3, 4, 5 & 6), based on race time.One-way RM ANOVA witnin sub-groups showed a significant decreasein running speed, step length, andvertical oscillation through the race but step frequency remained stable for most of the runners. The Sub 3 group showed high vertical stiffness in the initial stage of the race butsignificantly decreased throughout the race. Other groups showed significant decrease in running speed but no significant change in vertical stiffness. It might suggest that good runner could adjust vertical stiffness to keep optimal step length and running speed.
Enomoto, Yasushi; Ali, Muhammad Jafar; Aibara, Takehiro; and Nabekura, Yoshiharu
"CHANGES IN RUNNING SPEED AND STEP VARIABLES MEASURED BY INERTIAL SENSORS DURING MARATHON,"
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