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Title: Effect of altitude on 100-m sprint times: An analysis of race times from the finals at major championships
Authors: Linthorne, NP
Keywords: Aerodynamic drag;Altitude;Nonlinear regression;Sprint
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: University of Konstanz
Citation: 35th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings, (ISBS 2017), Cologne, Germany, pp. 1-4, 14 June- 18 June, 2017
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of altitude on 100-m sprint times. A nonlinear regression analysis was conducted using competition data from the finals at major championships. The results indicate that the time advantage of competing at an altitude of 2250 m is about 0.19 ± 0.10 s for men and 0.23 ± 0.13 s for women. This is a substantial performance advantage and so the altitude of the competition venue should be taken into consideration when recognizing record performances.
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