Discover the results of the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) analyzing Ultra-Trail Runner’s Performance, during theTor des Géants, an ultra-trail race (of 332.5km with 24’000m change in elevation) in Valle d’Aosta (IT). This study aimed to characterize the activity of ultra-trail runners by combining data from their personal experiences with physical measurement indicators of their running performance.
During this highly challenging race, Physilog® sensors on the athlete’s ankles were continuously recording the elevation velocity and the steps per minute. Additionally, at each life base, self-assesment were filled by the participant and field notes related to the runners’ states were recorded by the researchers during the time runners spent at each life base.
They concluded: “The original way in which first- and third-person data were aggregated in this study have enriched our understanding of the components of activity state awareness during an ultra-trail race.”
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Reference: Hauw, D., Rochat, N., Gesbert, V., Astolfi, T., Philippe, R.A. and Mariani, B. “Putting Together First-and Third-Person Approaches for Sport Activity Analysis: The Case of Ultra-Trail Runners’ Performance Analysis.” Advances in Human Factors in Sports and Outdoor Recreation (2017): 49-58.