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Social aspects and sports performance: the principle of social-corporeal individuality1 1 This article is derived from the doctoral thesis "Managements of the body of "elite amateurs" of the trail run: the sociocorporal individuality", authored by Diego Costa Freitas, developed in the Graduate Program in Physical Education at EEFD/UFRJ.

Aspectos sociais e performance: o princípio da individualidade sociocorporal

Aspectos sociales y desempeño: el principio de la individualidad sociocorporal

ABSTRACT

The study aims to analyze sociocultural aspects of the practice of trail running and how these relate to the performance of amateur athletes. We used a qualitative perspective to observe the participants, as well as field-notes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with amateur athletes of regional prominence. Data were processed considering content analysis. For those under investigation, trail running, besides relieving daily drudgery, is seen as a setting which enables personal development and social interaction. We conclude that elements of a non-biological nature connected to a practice routine must be considered when planning said practice, since they seem to create impacts on athlete performance.

Keywords:
Endurance; Training; Performance; Qualitative study

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