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Douglas J. Casa, Samuel N. Cheuvront, Stuart D. Galloway, and Susan M. Shirreffs

Seasonal environmental changes can create unique challenges for year-long training among track-and-field athletes. However, the competitive track-and-field season is held in the summer months of the northern hemisphere and major international track-and-field competitions, such as the World

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Daniel P. Joaquim, Claudia R. Juzwiak, and Ciro Winckler

the training period. Method This study was approved by the ethics committee of the Federal University of São Paulo (appraisal #921.384/2014), and an informed and written consent was obtained from all participants. Study Sample Of the 28 sprinters comprising the Brazilian Paralympic track-and-field

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Oliver C. Witard, Ina Garthe, and Stuart M. Phillips

Dietary protein is widely regarded as a key nutrient for allowing optimal training adaptation ( Tipton, 2008 ) and optimizing body composition ( Hector & Phillips, 2018 ; Murphy et al., 2015 ) in athletes including track and field athletes. Track and field athletics encompasses a broad spectrum of

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Dana M. Lis, Daniel Kings, and D. Enette Larson-Meyer

A variety of special diets are adopted by track-and-field athletes for a multitude of reasons. Gluten-free (GFD), vegetarian, and fasting diets are among the more prevalent diets adopted for health, ethical, religious, and performance purposes. A low fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides

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

In the sport of track and field, the athlete selection process for the World Championship (WC) and Olympic Games (OG) is left to the discretion of national governing bodies (NGBs). Some countries (eg, New Zealand) often send only athletes who have a strong chance of medaling, as determined by

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Peter Peeling, Linda M. Castell, Wim Derave, Olivier de Hon, and Louise M. Burke

. Nevertheless, if these variables are all accounted for, there may be a role for sports foods and dietary supplements in an athlete’s training and competition routine, particularly within elite sport where marginal performance gains are pursued. The following review presents general considerations for track-and-field

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Anna Posbergh and Shannon Jette

As one of the most common sports in collegiate athletic departments ( Gaines & Nudelman, 2017 ), track and field (T&F) remains unique in that its men’s and women’s teams often train, travel, and compete together. Moreover, male and female athletes compete in almost identical events; in collegiate T

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Werner F. Helsen, Nikola Medic, Janet L. Starkes, and Andrew M. Williams

and a significant overrepresentation of athletes born in the first quarter of the selection year. In younger athletes, this finding has been demonstrated in numerous team (e.g., ice hockey and soccer) and individual sports (e.g., swimming, track and field) for each age group and level of competition

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Colleen English

-meter race proved inaccurate, their damage had been done. Over the next few years, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other sport governing bodies, such as the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), debated whether or not women’s track and field should be included on the program

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Robert M. Nideffer

This article describes the development and provision of psychological services to the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Teams for 1984 and 1988. It highlights the special problems encountered when attempting to provide services to elite level coaches and athletes. Helping athletes cope with the pressures generated by international travel, politics, elite level competition, drugs, and money provide the sport psychologist with a tremendous challenge and a moral dilemma.