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A Brief Review of Personality in Marathon Runners: The Role of Sex, Age and Performance Level

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Exercise Physiology Laboratory, 18450 Nikaia, Greece
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Institute of Primary Care, University of Zurich, 9001 Zurich, Switzerland
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Sports 2018, 6(3), 99; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030099
Received: 4 August 2018 / Revised: 8 September 2018 / Accepted: 13 September 2018 / Published: 18 September 2018
The participation of recreational runners in sport events ranging from 5 km to ultra-endurance races have increased dramatically during the last decades and this phenomenon has attracted scientific interest. Most research has focused on the physiological characteristics of these runners and less in their psychological characteristics. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to review the existing knowledge with regards to the personality of recreational endurance runners and the role of sex, age and performance. It was concluded that limited information was available with regards to the personality of recreational marathon runners. So far, our knowledge on the personality of marathon runners relied on studies conducted a few decades ago, mostly on competitive marathon runners, highlighting the need for original research on recreational runners. View Full-Text
Keywords: aging; gender; master athletes; endurance; marathon; personality traits; psychology aging; gender; master athletes; endurance; marathon; personality traits; psychology
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Nikolaidis, P.T.; Rosemann, T.; Knechtle, B. A Brief Review of Personality in Marathon Runners: The Role of Sex, Age and Performance Level. Sports 2018, 6, 99.

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