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Daniel J. Brown, Rachel Arnold, Martyn Standage and David Fletcher

in sport performers nested in the perspectives of athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists operating in elite sport. Thriving was perceived by participants to comprise a sustained high level of performance and dimensions of well-being (e.g., being optimistic, being focused and in control; Brown

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Carl Foster

very selectively, usually only 10% to 15% of training volume. If not VO 2 max, or lactate threshold or the economy of running, 14 – 16 surely something that scientists could measure must provide the definitive answer that allows them to understand elite sport performance and give us the ability to

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Volker Scheer, Tanja I. Janssen, Solveig Vieluf and Hans-Christian Heitkamp

trail running is currently not clear. 7 , 8 Other factors we did not investigate but will likely have an impact on performance are psychological and motivational factors. 10 Trail running, a new running discipline with distinct physiological demands, has evolved into an elite sport and to date only

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Jordan D. Herbison, Luc J. Martin and Mustafa Sarkar

on various environmental demands that an individual may encounter (for a review, see Sarkar & Fletcher, 2014 ). In elite sport, developing expertise requires athletes to dedicate considerable time and effort to training and demonstrate a willingness to engage in competitive, comparison

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Benjamin G. Serpell, Joshua Strahorn, Carmen Colomer, Andrew McKune, Christian Cook and Kate Pumpa

Coaches and sports scientists in elite sport often want to identify performance-enhancing interventions that offer a competitive advantage and also take into consideration existing workloads. Research shows some physical and psychosocial treatments may create a favorable hormonal profile, which

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Jon Billsberry, Jacqueline Mueller, James Skinner, Steve Swanson, Ben Corbett and Lesley Ferkins

interviewees on leadership matters. For example, Fletcher and Arnold ( 2011 ) interviewed 13 national performance directors of Olympic sports in the United Kingdom to surface best practice in leading and managing elite sport. After meticulous care reporting the comments of their interviewees in their results

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Patrick Ward, Aaron J. Coutts, Ricard Pruna and Alan McCall

individualize the training program as available approaches to make inferences at the individual level are not well described in the literature. A number of statistical approaches have been reported to identify individual differences across periods of time in physical therapy, exercise, and elite sport. 8 – 11

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Peter Olusoga, Marte Bentzen and Goran Kentta

research. Finally, future research should explore prevention and clinical treatment of burnout. The culture of elite sport in particular has been described as one in which vulnerability and support-seeking are often perceived as weaknesses, often leading to coaches masking stress and burnout ( Olusoga

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Amy Waters, Elissa Phillips, Derek Panchuk and Andrew Dawson

To improve athlete performance in elite sport a multi-disciplinary approach is often taken to maximise every aspect of performance, especially in sports such as track and field sprinting where success is defined by the narrowest of margins. This leads to an environment where sport science

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Kerry R. McGannon, Lara Pomerleau-Fontaine and Jenny McMahon

analyze thrill, define extreme sports . Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1 – 11 . doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01216 Carless , D. , & Douglas , K. ( 2013 ). Living, resisting, and playing the part of athlete: Narrative tensions in elite sport . Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14, 701 – 708 . doi:10