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Track and field injuries in senior olympians

1 May 1993


Training habits and injury occurrence in 165 participants at the 1992 Oregon Senior Olympics were investigated with a questionnaire (athletes age 40+). Fifty-five participants completed the questionnaire (response rate - 33%). The respondents indicated a high intensity training regimen (9.4 months/year & 8.1 competitions/years). In addition, the Senior Olympians reported a 61.7% incidence of injury resulted in 24.5 missed training days. Fifty percent of those who had injuries sought medical care, but 85.3% waited until the injury limited their training.


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