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Table 1 Characteristics of olympic male athletes by event

From: Differences in life expectancy between olympic high jumpers, discus throwers, marathon and 100 meter runners

  Marathon 100-m High Jump Discus P value
All (N) 55 56 58 56  
 Age at race (years) 29.7 ± 5.9 23.8 ± 3.0 22.7 ± 3.1 26.0 ± 4.5 <0.001
 Weight (lbs) 136.8 (62.1 kg) ± 12.3 (5.4 kg) 156.6 (71.1 kg) ± 12.1 (5.5 kg) 165.0 (74.9 kg) ± 17.7 (8.0 kg) 207.9 (94.4 kg) ± 20.2 (9.2 kg) <0.001
 Height (in) 67.0 (1.70 m) ± 1.6 (0.041 m) 69.7 (1.77 m) ± 2.0 (0.051 m) 72.1 (1.83 m) ± 3.1 (0.079 m) 73.5 (1.87 m) ± 2.2 (0.056 m) <0.001
 USA athlete (%) 5.5 17.9 19.0 20.0 0.12