Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/70488
Title:
Marathon des Sables: A scientific case study
Authors:
Ryder, J. J.; Grantham, N. J.; Kellett, David; Jones, G. E.
Abstract:
The Marathon des Sables is an ultra-endurance foot race across the Sahara Desert. The event lasts 6 days, and competitors are susceptible to a variety of specific injuries, including dehydration, heat stress, and ultimately poor performance. This study involved the monitoring of a highly trained 42-year-old male competitor through a 6-month training program and immediately after the event. The monitoring sessions assessed maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 Max), pulmonary function, anthropometric characteristics, body composition, resting metabolic rate, training, and nutritional status. The subject also completed a period of acclimation during the taper phase of the training program in an environmental chamber. The last pre-race VO2max of 4.5 1-min showed a decrease of 0.5 1-min. The subject's diet successfully maintained body weight during the training period, and the subject's weight increased from 67.7kg at 12.2% body fat to 71kg at 13.2% body fat during the taper. The subject sustained no chronic injuries during the training or race periods. We concluded that the intervention strategies adopted were successful in preparing the subject to successfully complete the Marathon des Sables. The athlete covered the 229km in 29hr 21min 21sec, finishing in 75th place.
Affiliation:
University of Hull ; University College Chester ; University College Chester ; University College Chester ; University College Chester
Citation:
Research in Sports Medicine, 2004, 12(1), pp. 33-44
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Research in Sports Medicine
Publication Date:
Jan-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/70488
DOI:
10.1080/15438620490280576
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713926139~db=all
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
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ISSN:
1543-8627; 1543-8635
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorRyder, J. J.en
dc.contributor.authorGrantham, N. J.en
dc.contributor.authorKellett, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorJones, G. E.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-15T13:31:13Zen
dc.date.available2009-06-15T13:31:13Zen
dc.date.issued2004-01en
dc.identifier.citationResearch in Sports Medicine, 2004, 12(1), pp. 33-44en
dc.identifier.issn1543-8627en
dc.identifier.issn1543-8635en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15438620490280576en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/70488en
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through CheterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThe Marathon des Sables is an ultra-endurance foot race across the Sahara Desert. The event lasts 6 days, and competitors are susceptible to a variety of specific injuries, including dehydration, heat stress, and ultimately poor performance. This study involved the monitoring of a highly trained 42-year-old male competitor through a 6-month training program and immediately after the event. The monitoring sessions assessed maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 Max), pulmonary function, anthropometric characteristics, body composition, resting metabolic rate, training, and nutritional status. The subject also completed a period of acclimation during the taper phase of the training program in an environmental chamber. The last pre-race VO2max of 4.5 1-min showed a decrease of 0.5 1-min. The subject's diet successfully maintained body weight during the training period, and the subject's weight increased from 67.7kg at 12.2% body fat to 71kg at 13.2% body fat during the taper. The subject sustained no chronic injuries during the training or race periods. We concluded that the intervention strategies adopted were successful in preparing the subject to successfully complete the Marathon des Sables. The athlete covered the 229km in 29hr 21min 21sec, finishing in 75th place.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713926139~db=allen
dc.subjectheaten
dc.subjectultra-enduranceen
dc.subjectstressen
dc.subjectinjuryen
dc.titleMarathon des Sables: A scientific case studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Hull ; University College Chester ; University College Chester ; University College Chester ; University College Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Sports Medicineen
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