Special Issue "Mental and Physical Health Related Determinants and Consequences of Marathon and Ultra-Marathon Running"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Exercise and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: running; ultra-marathons; sports training; team sports
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Traditional recreational running is very popular around the world, but parallel to this interest in moderate-intensity running, there is growing participation in very intense running, such as marathons and ultra-marathon events, which demand very good physical conditions and great mental preparation. Indeed, the number of runners participating in ultra-marathon events has reached more than one hundred thousand participants in more than a thousand races around the world, while the number of marathon runners exceeds millions. The originality and specificity of these races have attracted the attention of scientists from many areas, from social sciences to sports medicine. Extreme conditions and exhausting efforts allow the human body to attain very high levels of ability for physical performance and mental toughness. This Special Issue will focus on scientific research related to psychological and physical determinants of running performance on long and ultra-long distances as well as on consequences of participation in competitions starting with 42,195 km and finishing with hundreds of kilometers. We invite papers describing:
- Biochemical and physiological processes resulting from training, racing, and recovery in extreme distances;
- Medical consequences of long-term endurance running training and competition;
- Biomechanical description of runners’ technique in training and competition conditions;
- Psychological backgrounds of human performance in the exhaustive condition of long-term running;
- Psychological processes occurring during the ultra-marathon race and its consequences to the post-race recovery;
- Health benefits of training and participation in marathon and ultra-marathon running.
Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Waśkiewicz
Dr. Aleksandra Żebrowska
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- Marathon and ultra-marathon
- Psychological and physiological determinants
- Health benefits and consequences