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Fluid Needs for Training, Competition, and Recovery in Track-and-Field Athletes

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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Diet Quality Profile of Track-and-Field Paralympic Athletes

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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Dietary Protein for Training Adaptation and Body Composition Manipulation in Track and Field Athletes

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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Evaluating Sport Psychology Service Delivery for Elite USA Track and Field Athletes: Findings and Recommendations

Lennie Waite, Chris Stanley, Brian Zuleger, and Anne Shadle

The value of sport psychology (SP) services rests in the ability of the providers to effectively address the psychosocial and performance-based needs of the athletes. For USA Track and Field (USATF), the role of SP subcommittee members is to provide track and field athletes with the mental skills

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World Championship and Olympic Games Experience Influences Future Medal Performance in Track-and-Field Athletes

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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Dietary Practices Adopted by Track-and-Field Athletes: Gluten-Free, Low FODMAP, Vegetarian, and Fasting

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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Sports Foods and Dietary Supplements for Optimal Function and Performance Enhancement in Track-and-Field Athletes

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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“Track’s Coed, I Never Thought of It as Separate”: Challenging, Reproducing, and Negotiating Gender Stereotypes in Track and Field

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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The Constituent Year Effect in European Track and Field Masters Athletes: Evidence of Participation and Performance Advantages

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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A Case-Study Examination of the Apologia and Antapologia of U.S. Track and Field Athlete Shelby Houlihan

Robert Hoffman, Chris Corr, and Christina L.L. Martin

Association championship in the 1,500-m in 2014 and competing at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in the 5,000-m. In 2020, U.S. Track and Field athlete and three-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan called Houlihan “the perfect package of endurance and speed” ( Strout, 2020 , para. 40). Approaching the 2020 Summer