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Lower bounds for athletic performance


Blest, DC, Lower bounds for athletic performance, The Statistician, 45, (2) pp. 243-253. ISSN 0039-0526 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2307/2988413


This paper analyses a set of world records in athletic running events to extract long-term bounds for those events. The approach adopted is to identify a single parameter to represent the achieved standard of athletic performance at a series of fixed intervals. The long-term behaviour of this single parameter is then investigated by fitting a variety of non-linear models and restrictions on the accuracy of the fits are discussed. The paper concludes with a range of estimates for each of the events considered in the original data set.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Statistics
Research Field:Applied statistics
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Arts not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Blest, DC (Associate Professor David Blest)
ID Code:8421
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Applied Computing and Mathematics
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-19

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