Race around the world: identifying a research agenda for the distance runner

Axelsen, Megan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8858-2049 and Robinson, Richard N. S. (2011) Race around the world: identifying a research agenda for the distance runner. Annals of Leisure Research, 12 (2). pp. 236-257. ISSN 1174-5398


Abstract

Participation in the sporting activity of distance running has increased considerably over the last two decades. The sport is one that requires a strong dedication from its participants due to its arduous nature. It is this dedication, coupled with the growth in interest in the sporting activity of distance running, that makes the distance runner market potentially lucrative for practitioners in the fields of tourism and leisure. Studies investigating distance runners have to date tended to have been conducted in a random manner, and this may be contributed to by the fact that such research has emanated from several different disciplinary perspectives. The haphazard nature of the research may also have contributed to the limited academic interest in the area. This paper therefore aims to contribute to the understanding of the niche market of the distance runner as a sport tourist by consolidating the research conducted in this area. We conclude by suggesting future research agendas that investigate the distance running phenomenon.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 23:56
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 06:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance running; sport tourism
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440608 Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950103 Recreation
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950102 Organised Sports
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1306 Sport, exercise and recreation > 130601 Exercise
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1306 Sport, exercise and recreation > 130602 Organised sports
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2009.9686820
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43735

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