ERIC Number: ED040482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-11
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine the Biomechanics of Running in Skilled Trackmen. Final Report.
Nelson, Richard C.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the manner in which selected mechanical elements of the running stride are altered with accompanying variations in the speed of running and the slope upon which running occurs. Subjects, 16 intercollegiate runners, were marked at reference points of the body pertinent to this study and filmed twice running: (1) on a flat surface; (2) uphill; and (3) downhill. Within the limitations of this study, it is concluded that the biomechanics of the running stride are significantly altered by changes in speed, and the slope of the running surface. It is also apparent that the effects of slope and speed do not exercise a uniform influence upon individuals. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.