Course of the world’s leading sport scientist at the University of Tartu
On 20 and 21 June, a course “Top athletes: Kenya, Jamaica, WADA” will be carried out at Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences at 36-305 Lossi Street by one of the world’s leading researchers Dr. Yannis Pitsiladis, who studies middle- and long-distance runners of East Africa (Kenya and Ethiopia) and sprinters of West Africa, the USA and Jamaica.
Dr. Pitsiladis, the world’s leading sport scientist, will cover four major topics at his course “Top athletes: Kenya, Jamaica, WADA“:
- Endurance training: The African way
- Can European athletes run like East African athletes?
- How to produce an Estonian Usain Bolt?
- Doping in the Olympics: past, present and future
Yannis Pitsiladis does research at the University of Glasgow and he studies the long-distance runners and sprinters at the level of genetics, physiology, psychology, as well as at social-cultural level.
In addition to research, Dr. Pitsiladis has had close cooperation with top runners, such as Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebreselassie. Dr. Pitsialdis is the Director of International Centre for East African Running Science (ICEARS), Pitsiladis is related to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) due to different grants, which are aimed at developing testing EPO more effectively. His earlier research includes also IDEFICS project, which is related to the diet issues of children. Estonian children of school age have also participated in this project.
Read more about the Doctoral School and the course at the website of the University of Tartu. If you wish to participate in the course, please write to us at martin.mooses [ät] ut.ee.
Additional information: Martin Mooses, Coordinator of the Trainers’ Refresher Courses, phone: 5346 3066, e-mail: martin.mooses [ät] ut.ee.