Back in Black Diamond(s)-Nike Prefontaine Classic 2017

Want to find out how it went in Eugene?

Over 80 treatments, 54 athletes, 6 wins, 2 second places and dozens of excellent results. These are the key numbers from Eugene for the WINTECARE team, which had 2 workstations and tireless specialists working hard for the leading athletes who took part in the Nike Prefontaine Classic 2017.

An unprecedented opportunity for data mining!! The data we collect from each event are essential for helping us to improve our programmes...
There are a huge number of parameters to take into account when we are assessing the physical condition of an athlete. The percentage of blood volume made up of red blood cells, lactate levels, the amount of haemoglobin and the resulting concentration of oxygen in the tissue being exerted... The links between these values and the athlete’s performance do not always follow a clear or intuitive logic. The competitive level of the event also has an influence on the evaluation of these variables. As a result, we need a large number of readings taken under the same conditions in order to make appropriate comparisons from a scientific viewpoint.

In terms of the competition, the level was extremely high... In the triple jump, Christian Taylor leapt an exceptionally rare 18.11m. In the 3,000m steeplechase, Celliphine Chepsol broke the U20 world record. Tori Bowie set a new track record, with 21.77 seconds in the 200m. The four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah took victory in the 5,000m with an impressive time of 13.00 minutes... The list of notable results could go on and on…

Thanks should go to the Rosa Associati group for helping us to make this project a reality. Congratulations to Javier Gonzalez and Simone Collio who showed outstanding commitment and professionalism in carrying out this initiative as WINTECARE's specialists.