The research objectives
One of the main goal of the project is to organize a scientific research monitoring the psychological and physical acute and chronic effects arising from the preparation and participation in the toughest endurance race in the world.
TRM will have the opportunity to provide the scientific community with an important unique new research regarding the sport of trail running, based on the same parameters of other similar researches, such as the one conducted during the Tor des Géants by the University of Verona and Lausanne and by the IFC and IBFM CNR, extending the scientific study also to: “pre” and “post race” analysis and to the “nutrition” and “energetic mechanism” aspects.
The acquisition of scientific knowledge, both theoretical and empirical, will support the development of a “new training methodology” tested on field and useful for ultra trailers who whish face races over 330km and up to 1.000km.
Furthermore the project will, indirectly, promote worldwide Research Institutes, sport and health Wearable Devices Manufacturers and endurance sport products and service Partners / Sponsors.
The tests on athletes
Up to 50 trail runners will be examined throughout the race with non-invasive tests carried out by a medical staff. Each test session will last 20 minutes.
The test on the 50 volunteers are organized as followed:
- within the 2 days before the starting of the race. France, XX at starting line
- during the competition (2 life bases + 1 at the finish line). France, xxx during race and finish line
- in the post race recovery phase (t.b.d. August or September). Italy, Aosta city
Beside the above test, the TRM Endurance Team Is also monitored before the race:
- at the beginning of the new TRM Training Program with TRM Methodology in order to determine the initial physical state (eg. blood examination, pressure, cardio values…)
- in the preparatory period and training (during training sessions and races)
During the researches special extra light “wearable” extra light weight devices are used in order to minimize impact during competitive performance.