oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Variations in the heart rate of an elite long distance runner during races of varying distances

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Objective: To study the relationship between heart rate and running speed during competition. Design: An elite long distance male runner (25 years old, V0 2max = 71 ml 0 2/kg/min) was studied over a 5-month period during which time he participated in 9 races ranging in length from 5 km to 28 km. The subject wore a heart rate monitor which measured his heart rate throughout the race and his split running times for each kilometre.

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