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Table 1.

Anthropometric characteristics and ages of the sprinter and non-sprinter subjects

SprintersNon-sprintersP-value
Stature (cm) 181.4±8.0 180.9±7.6 0.874 
Body mass (kg) 77.0±6.5 76.8±9.5 0.954 
Age (years) 19.3±1.2 25.4±2.8 <0.001 
Fibular head to lateral malleolus (cm) 41.1±2.6 44.1±3.5 0.026 
Heel to toe (cm) 27.4±1.1 26.9±2.0 0.473 
Heel to 1st metatarsal head (cm) 19.2±0.9 19.5±1.6 0.485 
Heel to lateral malleolus (cm) 5.5±0.7 5.6±0.3 0.594 
Lateral malleolus to 1st metatarsal head* (cm) 13.7±0.7 13.9±1.4 0.589 
Lateral malleolus to toe* (cm) 21.9±0.9 21.3±1.8 0.305 
First metatarsal head to toe* (cm) 8.2±1.0 7.3±0.9 0.032 
SprintersNon-sprintersP-value
Stature (cm) 181.4±8.0 180.9±7.6 0.874 
Body mass (kg) 77.0±6.5 76.8±9.5 0.954 
Age (years) 19.3±1.2 25.4±2.8 <0.001 
Fibular head to lateral malleolus (cm) 41.1±2.6 44.1±3.5 0.026 
Heel to toe (cm) 27.4±1.1 26.9±2.0 0.473 
Heel to 1st metatarsal head (cm) 19.2±0.9 19.5±1.6 0.485 
Heel to lateral malleolus (cm) 5.5±0.7 5.6±0.3 0.594 
Lateral malleolus to 1st metatarsal head* (cm) 13.7±0.7 13.9±1.4 0.589 
Lateral malleolus to toe* (cm) 21.9±0.9 21.3±1.8 0.305 
First metatarsal head to toe* (cm) 8.2±1.0 7.3±0.9 0.032 

Values are means ± 1 s.d. P-values are for two-tailed t-tests for mean differences between groups

*

These quantities were not measured directly, but were derived by subtraction from measured quantities

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