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Active Voice: The Tortoise and the Hare - A Sex Difference in Marathon Pacing

from By Robert O. Deaner, Ph.D. and Sandra K. Hunter, Ph.D., FACSM



Robert O. Deaner, Ph.D. Sandra K. Hunter, Ph.D.
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Robert O. Deaner, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. His overarching goal is to contribute to a scientific understanding of human nature, especially by demonstrating the value of evolutionary theory. Most of his current projects involve sex differences and sports.

Sandra K. Hunter, Ph.D., FACSM, is a professor in the exercise science program with the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisc. Her research focus includes understanding the mechanisms for (1) sex and age differences in motor control, neuromuscular fatigability and human performance in healthy and clinical populations; and (2) the added effects of stress and exercise training on motor control and fatigability of old adults and clinical populations.

This commentary presents Drs. Deaner’s and Hunter’s views on a topic related to the research report that they and their colleagues recently authored. The report of their original investigation appears in the March 2015 issue of
Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise® (MSSE). more


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