This Special Interest Group on “Running Sciences - Performance & Injury prevention” was initiated in 2023 by a multidisciplinary group of fifteen researchers from eight countries and various research fields and now includes more than 35 members. We mainly 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), although the group will welcome researchers focused on shorter distances. We will address all aspects of running performance and injury prevention, including physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, sex, aging, fatigue, etc.

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 ECSS Annual Congress, 3) initiate multilateral collaborations (e.g., industry-academia-practitioners) and 4) organise webinars in Running Sciences for the ECSS community.

In addition to 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, 3 July
Time: 12:15-13:15 (during Lunch Break)
Lecture Room: Alsh 1


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



Dr. Julien Louis
Liverpool John Moores University
Faculty of Science
Liverpool, United Kingdom


Dr. Caroline Nicol

Aix-Marseille Université
Faculty of Sports Sciences
Marseille, France

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