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East African Running: Toward a Cross-Disciplinary Perspective
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East African Running: Toward a Cross-Disciplinary Perspective (Paperback)

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What makes East African middle and long distance runners the best in the world? How should contemporary academia approach this question?











The success of East African distance runners has generated a plethora of studies but much of the 'evidence' presented to support hypotheses is anecdotal, arguments being led by non-academics who use popular media as their medium rather than relying on scientific publications. This has resulted in many stereotypical arguments being advocated.











Within the academic community, research has also been restricted by its isolation within either the natural science or social science communities. East African Running: Towards a Cross Disciplinary Perspective, presents a rare collaboration between researchers from the sports sciences and social sciences to explore the questions raised by the phenomena of East African success on the track. The text includes:









psycho-social and economic explanations

physiological and genetic explanations

attempts to provide unified theories bringing together ideas from natural and social sciences





Includes contributions from John Bale, Jim Denison, Timothy D. Noakes and Craig Sharp.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationTrack & field sports, athletics Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 24/02/2005 ISBN-13: 9780415377881  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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University of Glasgow, UK Keele University, UK, and Aarhuus University, Denmark Brunel University, UK Sport Science Institute of South Africa

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