Treadmill Performance, Anaerobic Threshold and Marathon Running Speed

  • H.-Ch. Heitkamp
  • K. Scheib
  • K. Schmid
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In the past many attempts have been made to predict marathon performance from laboratory data (2, 3, 4, 5, 6). According to Costill (1) a successful marathoner has a high aerobic capacity and derives most energy without anaerobiosis. There is general agreement on the importance of aerobic capacity, and some investigations resulted in excellent predictions by using maximum oxygen uptake (3, 6, 9). Others favoured the anaerobic threshold at 4 mmol/l lactate (8, 14), the maximal speed on the treadmill (12) or a high degree of running economy (11).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-Ch. Heitkamp
    • 1
  • K. Scheib
    • 1
  • K. Schmid
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinsche Klinik V, Abt. SportmedizinUniversität TübingenTübingen 1Federal Republic of Germany

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