Table 1

Statistics of the runners
Characteristics 2009 Marathon 2010 Marathon
N=600 N=320
N (%) N (%)
Total number of runners (N)
   Male 574 (95.7) 282 (88.1)
   Female 26 (4.3) 38 (11.9)
n (%) n (%)
Number of injured runners (n) 98 (16.3) 55 (17.2)
   Male 81 (82.6) 48 (87.3)
   Female 17 (17.4) 7 (12.7)
Previous racing experience of injured runners
None 59 (60.2) 29 (52.7)
Marathon 15 (15.3) 12 (21.8)
Other races (12 km, 18 km & 21 km) 27 (27.5) 14 (25.5)
χ2 31.54 39.82
p-value 0.003 0.002
Location where injury was treated
En route 35 (35.7) 23 (41.8)
Finish line 63 (64.3) 32 (58.2)
χ2 22.21 17.92
p-value 0.003 0.02

Key: N = Total number of runners, n= Number of injured runners, %= percentage of each variable i.e N and n.

Ogwumike and Adeniyi

Ogwumike and Adeniyi BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 5:6   doi:10.1186/2052-1847-5-6

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