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The purpose of this study was to clarify sprint characteristic differences between control and suppressed arm sprint running during the maximum velocity phase. Baseball players (n=15) completed a 50 m control and suppressed arm trial, and ground reaction force was measured with force platforms. Sprint characteristics were calculated during the stride that maximum velocity was reached. Cohen’s d effect size with 95% confidence intervals and paired T-tests elucidated differences between trials. The maximum velocity decreased by 7.06% during the suppressed arm trial, compared to the control, probably caused by the suppressed arm condition. There were further decreases in propulsive (12.67%), braking (7.40%), vertical (2.81%) and effective vertical (5.95%) mean forces, suggesting significant ground reaction force differences between trials during the maximum velocity phase.