A case study of stride frequency and swing time in elite able-bodied sprint running: implications for amputee debate

I N Bezodis, Aki Salo, D G Kerwin, Sarah Churchill, Grant Trewartha

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Abstract

Recent research into trans-tibial double-amputee sprint performance has debated the possible inherent advantages, disadvantages and limitations to sprinting with prosthetic limbs compared to healthy limbs. Biomechanical data athered throughout a training season from an elite able-bodied sprinter provide a new perspective on this debate. Peak stride frequency was measured at 2.62 Hz, and the orresponding swing time was estimated to be 0.287 s in the able-bodied sprinter. Published swing time and stride frequency values from the double-amputee at maximum elocity, thought to be beyond biological limits, therefore may not be so, although previously published research has provided evidence that some joint kinetic values from the double-amputee have not been shown in elite able-bodied sprinting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXVIII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2010)
EditorsR Jensen, W Ebben, E Petushek, C Richter, K Roemer
Place of PublicationMarquette, U. S. A.
PublisherNorthern Michigan University
Pages131-133
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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