Table 1.Characteristics of male world-class sprinters, young American and Danish normal population.
 

Sprinters

USA

DK

Statistical Difference(p < 0.05)

Height (m)

mean

1.80

1.77

1.82

USA < Sprinters = DK

 

SD

.06

.08

.07

Sprinters < DK < USA

Body mass (kg)

mean

77.0

83.4

79.8

Sprinters = DK < USA

SD

6.6

19

13

Sprinters < DK < USA

BMI (kgm-2)

Mean

23.7

26.6

24.1

Sprinters = DK < USA

 

SD

1.5

5.2

3.4

Sprinters < DK < USA

USA = American normal population, DK = Danish normal population.