The University of Oviedo has presented the 14th National Research Awards in Sports Medicine, an event in which University Camilo José Cela has been awarded the first national prize in Sports Medicine Research for the study “Effects of competition distance on cardiac stress in long distance runners”, carried out by members of the UCJC School of Education and Health in collaboration with researchers from the European University of Madrid.
The UCJC study concludes that the cardiac stress of the marathoners was much higher than that of the 10-kilometre and half-marathon runners, which suggests that races that are shorter than marathons could be more recommendable than marathons for amateur runners. For the study, cardiac stress markers were measured in 10-kilometre, half marathon and marathon runners. All the runners selected for the research were amateurs with a medium level of training.
The event was attended by Juan del Coso, Beatriz Lara, Juan José Salinero, Francisco Areces, Diana Ruiz and Teresa García as representatives of University Camilo José Cela. The second prize went to the study “Benefits of an innovative exercise programme in mitochondrial diseases: exercise is medicine”, carried out by researchers from the Hospital 12 de Octubre, the European University of Madrid, the Polytechnic of Madrid and the University of Castilla La Mancha, while the third prize went to the team from the Department of Functional Biology, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Morphology and Cell Biology of the University of Oviedo, for their study on the “Role of the autophagy in the adaptations to strength and resistance exercises: from the muscle to the brain “.