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Title: THE CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF INJURIES OF LONG DISTANCE ATHLETES IN SOME SELECTED ADDIS ABABA CITY ADMINISTRATION ATHLETICS CLUBS
Authors: Alebel, Tarekegne Tesfaye
Advisors: Ass. Professor Wondimu Tadesse
Copyright: Jun-2011
Date Added: 11-May-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: Injury has been defined as body feeling that something wrong was happening (Deretke Clayton, 1981). One important element in determining the causes of injuries and prevention is having proper understanding of causes and ways of preventing as well as rehabilitation techniques. The long distance training requires prolonged hard working on the other hand the existence of biomechanical imbalance, too much running on the hard surfaces and training shoes contributes for injures in the bones, muscles, ligaments and joints in the acute and sever cases. The purpose was to find out and recommend the causes and prevention of injures in the long distance athletes. The area of the problems were scarcity of proper foot wear, absence of sport medicine professional, qualification of coaches, the training surfaces, prolonged training habits of athletes, and proper warm up and cool down, and stretching for flexibility increments and site conditioning and strengthen the ligaments and joints. The research methods selected for this study is descriptive survey research since the aim of the study is to describe facts. The primary sources of the data for the study long distance track athletes, the clubs coaches’ club administrators and athletics professional as well as sport medicine physicians. And also the document analysis, IAAF coaching materials, important internet websites and j provided important constructive topic under study. Questionnaires, interview, document analysis, discussion and observation were used in generating information from the respondents. These points raised as problem should be improved and understood by all stalk holders involved in the issues directly and indirectly to resolve the long distance athletes’ injury in the course of training and races.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3018
Appears in:Thesis - Physical Education & Sports

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