The deliverables

These priority areas will be arranged in ten work packages each comprising specific milestones and deliverables and led by a senior scientist or medical/biomedical professional. Leaders of each work package will also constitute the SUB2 Project Steering Committee.

Data Management and Bioinformatics

Data Management and Bioinformatics

The collection, cleaning and storage of data. Run by Guan Wang

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Dealing with the development of individualised nutritional strategies optimised for the different periods of training and competition. Run by Andrew Bosch

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Bioenergetics

Bioenergetics

Exploring the relationship between maximal aerobic capacity and running economy and the influence of body size, anthropometry and running form on thermoregulation, running economy and fuel use.

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Biomechanics and modelling

Biomechanics and modelling

Biomechanics and modeling will focus on lab and field approaches to monitoring gait mechanics and ground reaction forces in order to maximize racing speeds. Run by Peter Weyand

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Training

Training

Dealing with the development of intelligent training methods utilising genetic technologies and linking these technologies to the very latest training aids.

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Race Preparation and Performance

Race Preparation and Performance

Will deal with developing and executing individualised and the SUB2hr team athletes race preparation and strategy

Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy

Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy

All the sports medicine and physiotherapy requirements of the SUB2 project. Run by Nick Webborn

Anti-Doping

Anti-Doping

Promoting clean marathon running i.e. high performance marathon running without doping by applying thorough anti-doping education and regular doping controls (blood and urine). The world record can be broken by using science, medicine and technology, and not having to resort to doping to do so. Run by Olivier de Hon

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Product Development

Product Development

Focusing on new product development and spin offs linked with the project objectives.

Technologies and applications

Technologies and applications

Analyzing, with the use of satellite and ground data, the environmental (mainly thermal) conditions of past marathon routes but most importantly by providing, real time information during the race on ambient thermal conditions Run by Constantinos Cartalis and Iphigenia Keramitsoglou

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Psychobiology

Psychobiology

Investigating the relationship between physiological responses when running below, at and above 2hr marathon pace and related psychological scales. Run by

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Running Academy

Running Academy

Working towards the future development of distance running by actively seeking promising young runners and nurturing their running development from an early age with a view to even greater performances in the years ahead. Run by

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TV and Media

TV and Media

Liasing between the sub2hr team leaders and any media who wish to do an interview or press about the project. Run by

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