About this Research Topic
These 2019 IAAF World Championships are a fantastic opportunity for the scientific community to provide up-to-date knowledge and propose solutions to solve real-world problems for elite competitors. In particular, athletes are likely to encounter challenging hot temperatures and potentially high humidity levels that may eventually impair performance during middle and long distance events and increase the risk of exertional heat. The IAAF is providing information leaflets explaining various protective or countermeasures to mitigate these risks. Additionally, Doha is working with the IAAF to research innovative new solutions for competition timing, scoring, measurement and television production, using the latest technology. Doha also is determined to further accelerate the growth of women’s athletics and Paralympics champions across the region. This may in turn drive the development of new knowledge, using an integrative sports science approach to improve performance of special athletic populations.
The intended breadth of this Research Topic is to collect manuscripts that have direct practical applications to address specific challenges associated with 2019 IAAF World Championships thereby advancing the knowledge of coaches, exercise physiologists, sport biomechanists, sport analysts, sport physicians and academic researchers. We welcome publications dealing with issues such as (but not limited to) exercise in hot environments, management of the most common injuries and illnesses, effective nutrition and hydration, and/or appropriate travel and sleeping plans. In particular, we encourage submissions of field-based data based on problems encountered by athletes during training or the actual competition, and intervention studies evaluating the merit of various preventive measures.
Keywords: Exercise science, Sport science support, Running, Jumping, Throwing, Heat stress, World Championships, Competition preparation, Countermeasures, Society affiliation RT
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