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ProjectRun21: Design article published

The design-article of ProjectRun21 is now published as an open access article in Injury Epidemiology with Camma Damsted as first author

2017.11.06 | Rasmus Østergaard Nielsen

RUNSAFE is pleased to announce the protocol for ProjectRun21 - a prospective cohort study including half-marathon runners.

What is the study about?

Participation in half-marathon has been steeply increasing during the past decade. In line, a vast number of half-marathon running schedules has surfaced. Unfortunately, the injury incidence proportion for half-marathoners has been found to exceed 30% during 1-year follow-up. The majority of running-related injuries are suggested to develop as overuse injuries, which leads to injury if the cumulative training load over one or more training sessions exceeds the runners’ load capacity for adaptive tissue repair. Owing to an increase of load capacity along with adaptive running training, the runners’ running experience and pace abilities can be used as estimates for load capacity. Since no evidence-based knowledge exist of how to plan appropriate half-marathon running schedules considering the level of running experience and running pace, the aim of ProjectRun21 is to investigate the association between running experience or running pace and the risk of running-related injury.

Open access

Download the full-text version of the article for free here: INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY.


Damsted, C.; Parner, E.T.; Sørensen, H.; Malisoux, L.; Nielsen, R.O.; Design of ProjectRun21: a 14-week prospective cohort study of the influence of running experience and running pace on running-related injury in half-marathoners. Injury Epidemiology, 2017; 4:30.

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