This Special Interest Group on “Distance running performance and injury prevention” was initiated by a multidisciplinary group of fifteen researchers from eight countries. Since the research topics covered by this group may be extremely broad, we will specifically focus on distance running, which we have defined to start with distances above 800 meters, without any upper limit in ultra-endurance (e.g. ultra trails). We will address all aspects of running performance, including physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, sex, aging, fatigue, etc. As performance is strongly linked to injury risk, we will also address injury prevention.

Our main objectives include 1) building a multidisciplinary network of researchers that are interested in running sciences among the ECSS community, 2) promote the topic at the annual ECSS congress, 3) initiate multilateral collaborations (e.g., industry-academia-practitioners), and 4) organise webinars in distance running performance and injury prevention for the ECSS community.

On top of sharing state of the art knowledge in running sciences, our mission is to identify the main knowledge gaps, challenge researchers and suggest future directions for research.

Date: Wednesday 5 July, 12:45 - 13:45 (during Lunch Break) 
Lecture room: 353


Laurent Malisoux
Luxembourg Institute of Health, Department of Precision Health
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Bas Van Hooren
Maastricht University, Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences
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Benedicte Vanwanseele
KU Leuven, Department of Movement Sciences



Julien Louis
Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Science


Caroline Nicol
Aix-Marseille Université, Faculty of Sports Sciences

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