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A Study on Parts of the Body Exposed for the Running Injury and Various Over Demographic Characteristics of Athletes in Ethiopian First Division Athletics Clubs

Abdeta Bayissa Mekessa, Vijay Mohan

Abstract: This study is conducted with the ultimate objective of identifying parts of the body frequently exposed for the running injury in Ethiopian first division athletics club. This paper is focused on mainly the prevalence of injury of running events in short distance, middle distance and long distance running. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The target population for the study comprised athletes in Ethiopian first division athletics club. Two-stage sampling were used to obtain sample size first simple random sampling then Systematic sampling technique was used to obtain the sample size. The study selected 180 athletes, for questionnaires. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to code and analyze the data. The study results revealed that parts of the body frequently exposed for running injury are Ankle, Achilles tendon, foot toe and knee are mostly exposed for running injury while shoulder, back, foot palm and foot nail are least exposed for running injury. As a result, the researcher has recommended creating the awareness for athletes to know the body parts frequently exposed for running injury and education on benefits.

Keywords: Athletes, Injury, Running

Country: India, Subject Area: Physical Education

Pages: 1213 - 1217

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019

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Abdeta Bayissa Mekessa, Vijay Mohan, "A Study on Parts of the Body Exposed for the Running Injury and Various Over Demographic Characteristics of Athletes in Ethiopian First Division Athletics Clubs", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i5/show_abstract.php?id=ART20197794, Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019, 1213 - 1217

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