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Plantar pressures during long distance running: An investigation of 10 Marathon runners
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2016)
  • Erik Hohmann, Central Queensland University
  • Peter Reaburn, Central Queensland University
  • Kevin Tetsworth, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Andreas Imhoff, Technische Universitat Munchen
Abstract
The objective of this study was to record plantar pressures using an in-shoe measuring system before, during, and after a marathon run in ten experienced long-distance runners with a mean age of 37.7 ± 11.5 years. Peak and mean plantar pressures were recorded before, after, and every three km during a marathon race. There were no significant changes over time in peak and mean plantar pressures for either the dominant or non-dominant foot. There were significant between foot peak and mean plantar pressure differences for the total foot (p = 0.0001), forefoot (p = 0.0001), midfoot (p = 0.02 resp. p = 0.006), hindfoot (p = 0.0001), first ray (p = 0.01 resp. p = 0.0001) and MTP (p = 0.05 resp. p = 0.0001). Long-distance runners do not demonstrate significant changes in mean or peak plantar foot pressures over the distance of a marathon race. However, athletes consistently favoured their dominant extremity, applying significantly higher plantar pressures through their dominant foot over the entire marathon distance.
Keywords
  • Plantar pressure,
  • Foot dominance,
  • In-shoe pressure insoles,
  • Marathon running
Publication Date
June 1, 2016
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Hohmann, E., Reaburn, P., Tetsworth, K., & Imhoff, A. (2016). Plantar pressures during long distance running: An investigation of 10 Marathon runners. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 15(2), 254-262.

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Hohmann, E., Reaburn, P., Tetsworth, K., & Imhoff, A. (2016). Plantar pressures during long distance running: An investigation of 10 Marathon runners. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 15(2), 254-262.
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