A novel protocol to measure short sprint performance

R. Healy, Michelle Norris, I. C. Kenny, A. J. Harrison

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This study assessed the validity of a novel protocol in the measurement of 5 and 10 m sprint time from standing and block starts. Sprint time was assessed using high speed video timing and a novel method which incorporated dual beam photocells synchronized with an optical measuring system. Team sport athletes and sprinters completed 10 m sprints from standing and block starts with both methods measuring sprint time concurrently. No significant differences were found between methods (p > 0.05) with a negligible mean bias (< 0.01 s). These results suggest that the novel method can accurately measure short sprint performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-711
JournalProcedia Engineering
Early online date9 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2016


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