chapter  16
Training and Nutritional Needs of the Masters Sprint Athlete
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Over the past decades, there have been increasing numbers of middle-aged and older people taking part in masters (>35 years) track and field competitions. Sprint running, especially the 100-m, has been a very popular competitive event from the beginning of the first international master athletics championships in the 1970s. With large numbers of serious competitive masters athletes, the current standard of sprint running is extremely high in many countries. Although the achievement of success at the highest level is largely dependent on superior genetic endowment, training-related adaptations in various attributes of sprinting ability are of considerable importance [1]. In order to

16.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 291 16.2 Changes in Sprint Performance with Ageing .....................................................................292