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Cerebral oxygenation in elite Kenyan athletes can contribute to success in long-distance running

The has published an article by of the Faculty of of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), and entitled `Maintained during maximal self-paced exercise in elite Kenyan runners’. This is a pioneering study in the world of the physiology of exercise, given that it describes for the first time that elite have greater brain oxygenation during periods of maximum physical effort, and which contributes to their success in long-distance races.

[Kenyan athlete]
Elite Kenyan runner from the Kalenjin tribe
Credit: Laboratories of the Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine in Cape Town University and the University of Stellenbosch


Source

Bibliographical reference: ‘Maintained cerebral oxygenation during maximal self-paced exercise in elite Kenyan runners‘. Jordan Santos-Concejero, François Billaut, Lara Grobler, Jesús Oliván, Timothy David Noakes, Ross Tucker. Journal of Applied Physiology. Published 20 November 2014. DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00909.2014.

University of the Basque Country