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The Running Athlete

A Comprehensive Overview of Running in Different Sports

  • Offers a state of the art overview of running in diverse sports combining basic and practical aspects

  • Examines biomechanical, physiological and training specificities, injury epidemiology and preventive measures

  • Appeals to sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, trainers, coaches, fellows, researchers and athletes

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Table of contents (31 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Biomechanics of Running

      • Karsten Hollander, Tim Hoenig, Pascal Edouard
      Pages 3-11
    3. Physiology of Running: Sprint and Short Distances

      • Pascal Edouard, Jean-Benoît Morin, Karsten Hollander, François Lhuissier
      Pages 13-15
    4. Training Principles

      • Renato Canova, Claudio Gaudino
      Pages 17-20
    5. Age and Running: Children and Adolescents, Elder People

      • Sergio Rocha Piedade, Larissa Oliveira Viana, Bruno Paula Leite Arruda
      Pages 29-34
    6. Sex Differences Between Women and Men in Running

      • Beat Knechtle, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis
      Pages 35-41
    7. Running and Metabolic Diseases

      • José Gomes Pereira
      Pages 43-58
    8. Running Activities in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

      • Helena Herrero, Del Coso Juan
      Pages 59-64
    9. Shoes for Running

      • Bermon Antoine, Turner Christopher, Bermon Stéphane
      Pages 65-76
    10. Wearable Tech for Long-Distance Runners

      • Andrea Aliverti, Michele Evangelisti, Alessandra Angelucci
      Pages 77-89
    11. Return to Running After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

      • Alessandro Compagnin, Marco Gastaldo, Francesco Della Villa
      Pages 91-107
  3. Specific Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 109-109
    2. Athletics Running Disciplines

      • Gian Luigi Canata, Valentina Casale, Claudio Gaudino, Renato Canova, Giacomo Zanon
      Pages 111-125
    3. Running in Football

      • Lorenz Huber, Henrique Jones, Paolo Gaudino, Claudio Gaudino, Werner Krutsch
      Pages 127-132
    4. Running in Rugby

      • Michael R. Carmont, Fraser Morgan, Keji Fakoya
      Pages 133-140
    5. Running in Gymnastics

      • Angelina Lukaszenko, Natalia Chelnokova, Dmitry Sidorkin, Vadim Stepanov, Artem Sergienko, Mikhail Novikov
      Pages 141-147
    6. Running in Tumbling

      • Henrique Jones, José Martinez
      Pages 149-155
    7. Running in Basketball

      • Thomas Geoffroy, Claudio Gaudino, Daniele Mozzone, Luigi Talamanca, François Tassery, Patricia Thoreux
      Pages 157-166

About this book

This book explores running in a broad range of sport disciplines providing a full spectrum coverage on this extremely important and commonly diffused activity.

The volume opens with basic information, such as  biomechanics, physiology, training principles, nutrition and then presents discipline-specific aspects of running in several individual and team sports. Each chapter is structured organically to offer a uniform and thorough information. For each sport, the authors examine biomechanical, physiological and training specificities as well as injury epidemiology and preventive measures.

Filling a gap in literature this book appeals not only to sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, trainers, coaches, fellows, and researchers but also to athletes in the various disciplines. Written by experts in the field, this book will be a useful toolkit for all those readers who are seeking a state of the art update on the running athlete.


  • Physical education
  • Motor Science
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • rugby
  • Basketball
  • trail running
  • Triathlon
  • Handball
  • Tennis
  • Extreme running
  • Ski (training)
  • Cycling (training)
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Training
  • Biomechanics
  • Overuse
  • Sport injuries

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre of Sports Traumatology, Koelliker Hospital, Torino, Italy

    Gian Luigi Canata

  • Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, Montijo, Portugal

    Henrique Jones

  • Sport Docs Franken, Nürnberg, Germany

    Werner Krutsch

  • Centre d’Investigations en Médecine du Sport, Hôpital Hôtel Dieu – APHP, Paris, France

    Patricia Thoreux

  • Policlinico Città di Udine, Udine, Italy

    Alberto Vascellari

About the editors

Gian Luigi Canata is Orthopaedic Surgeon,  specialized in Orthopaedics and Traumatology and in Sports Medicine. He is Director of the Centre of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopic Surgery at Koelliker Hospital, Turin, Italy. He is also  Director of the Medical Services of CUS Torino (University Sports Centre), ESSKA-ESMA Chairman and Chair of the  ISAKOS Ankle and Foot Committee.                    

Henrique Jones is Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist. He works at the Hospital da Luz, Setubal and is the Clinical Director of the Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic, Montijo, Lisbon. He is the Former Vice President of the UEFA Medical Committee, Past President of ESSKA - ESMA, and SPAT (Portuguese Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology).  He is invited Professor of Lusofona University, Lisbon, and member of the Portuguese Speciality College of Sports Medicine Doctors. He is also a Reviewer of the JEO Journal,  Acta Medica Portuguesa, and Ic Sports (Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support).

Werner Krutsch is Orthopaedic Surgeon and Specialist for Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine in the private institute SportDocsFranken in Nürnberg, Germany. He is Professor in the Department of Trauma Surgery at the University Medical Centre Regensburg and Head of the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Regensburg, Germany. Professor Krutsch is Member of the Medical Committee and Co-Director of the Football Medicine Programme at the German Football Association DFB. He is additionally Member of the Task Force Sports Medicine of the Deutsche Fußball Liga and Team Physician of the Football Club 1. FC Nürnberg.

Patricia Thoreux is professor of orthopaedic and traumatology surgery at University Sorbonne Paris Nord. She is specialized in Knee and Shoulder surgery and Sports traumatology. She is head department of CIMS (Centre d’Investigations en Médecine du Sport) at Hôtel Dieu hospital – APHP and of Sports and Exercice department at Hôpital Jean Verdier – APHP.
She is also president of the CSMF (Conseil Scientifique, Medical et de la Formation) of INSEP (Institut National des Sports, de l’Expertise et de la Performance) and member of the CA (Administration Council) of INSEP and member of the IOC Research Center REFORM since its creation.

Alberto Vascellari specialized in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Bologna, and in Arthroscopic Surgery at the University of Milan Bicocca, Italy. He is specialized in Shoulder, Knee and Ankle surgery and Sports traumatology. He is orthopaedic doctor of Universo Treviso Basket. He is currently member of the ISAKOS, ESSKA, ESSKA-ESMA and SIAGASCOT Sports Commettee.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Running Athlete

  • Book Subtitle: A Comprehensive Overview of Running in Different Sports

  • Editors: Gian Luigi Canata, Henrique Jones, Werner Krutsch, Patricia Thoreux, Alberto Vascellari

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: ESSKA 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-65063-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-65064-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 274

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy, Physiology

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-662-65064-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)