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Ben Desbrow, Nicholas A. Burd, Mark Tarnopolsky, Daniel R. Moore, and Kirsty J. Elliott-Sale

is particularly important in terms of the connection between diet, exercise, and body image ( Desbrow et al., 2014 ). It is also important to recognize that athletic performance development is nonlinear, with success at junior competitions infrequently translating to success at Olympic or World

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Ralph Beneke and Renate M. Leithäuser

This year’s International Association of Athletic Federations World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar, provides interesting challenges. Doha is in the desert. Most athletes will compete in a fully climatized stadium guaranteeing comfortable ambient temperatures. Starting times of the remaining

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Christopher J. Stevens, Megan L.R. Ross, Amelia J. Carr, Brent Vallance, Russ Best, Charles Urwin, Julien D. Périard, and Louise Burke

A simple analysis of World Athletics Championships endurance running events revealed ∼2% slower performance times in ambient temperatures >25°C compared with those in <25°C. 1 The negative effects of heat stress on endurance performance stem from the integration of several factors including

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Harry Beal, Jo Corbett, Danielle Davis, and Martin J. Barwood

The 2019 World athletics Championships took place in Doha, Qatar, in hot (∼32 °C), humid conditions (∼74% relative humidity 1 ) that were forecast to increase the risk of heat-related illness. 2 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) guidelines indicated that these conditions

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Timothy J. Fulton, Marissa N. Baranauskas, and Robert F. Chapman

strict internal criteria that go beyond minimum World Athletics and/or International Olympic Committee qualification standards. For example, the New Zealand NGB considers criteria for athlete selection as the potential for a top 16 or top 8 placing. 1 However, NGBs from other countries (eg

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Renate M. Leithäuser and Ralph Beneke

) testosterone levels below 2.5 nmol·L –1 . UCI sharpened their regulations, increasing the period of GAMI from 12 to 24 months plus lowering maximum testosterone level from 5 to 2.5 nmol·L –1 . World Rugby decided that transgender women may not currently play women’s rugby. World Athletics (formerly IAAF

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Ana C. Santos-Mariano, Fabiano Tomazini, Cintia Rodacki, Romulo Bertuzzi, Fernando De-Oliveira, and Adriano E. Lima-Silva

in a real competition (warm-up, stretching, and coordination exercises). At 9:00 AM, the competition began, in accordance with the official rules of the World Athletics TM . The competition finished at ∼11:00 AM; the athletes then rested in the afternoon and returned to their training routines the

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Salma Alabdulwahed, Natalia Galán-López, Tom Hill, Lewis J. James, Bryna Catherine Rose Chrismas, Sebastien Racinais, Trent Stellingwerff, Diogo V. Leal, Matheus Hausen, Karim Chamari, Hugh H.K. Fullagar, Christopher Esh, and Lee Taylor

enhance performance. Translation of HA evidence-based recommendations to elite/professional practice is challenging for a host of logistical, practical, and/or financial reasons/barriers. 13 Indeed, 15% (World Athletics [WA] Championships Beijing 2015 14 ), 63% (WA Championships Doha 2019 15 ), and 38

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Tomás T. Freitas, Pedro E. Alcaraz, Ciro Winckler, Santiago Zabaloy, Lucas A. Pereira, and Irineu Loturco

Sprint races (ie, 100 and 200 m) are among the most exciting events in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Every 4 years, the fastest men and women in the world compete for a chance to write their names in the history books as Olympic heroes. According to the official data by World Athletics

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Mark Kenneally, Arturo Casado, Josu Gomez-Ezeiza, and Jordan Santos-Concejero

record. In addition, the athlete qualified for and competed in the 1500 and 5000 m at the World Championship in Doha . He made the final of the 5000 m, finishing 12th and the semifinal of the 1500 m. He is currently ranked 14th over 1500 and 5000 m and 16th over 10,000 m, in the official World Athletics