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ISB World Athletics Award for Biomechanics

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This award is presented annually at the ISB/ISBS Congress during the year in which it is awarded. The winning paper will be published as the ISB World Athletics Award for Biomechanics paper in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics (subject to a normal peer review process). The first author of the winning paper will receive a certificate and a monetary award of $5000 USD.

Requirements: Any scientist may submit an abstract for the award, except members of the ISB Executive Council. This year the theme of the award is running, therefor the abstract must describe a study related to running and contain some form of biomechanical analysis. From the abstracts submitted, 5 are selected and nominated for the award. The authors of the 5 selected abstracts are requested to submit a full length paper prepared according to the guidelines of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. The paper must be entirely original, not published at the time of the ISB-congress nor submitted for publication to any Book or Journal other than the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. A jury will evaluate the full papers and select the winning paper. The first author of the winning paper is expected to give a 20 min plenary session of the winning paper at the ISB-congress of the same year. In non-ISB-congress years the presentation will be given at the ISBS-congress. Abstracts are solicited for this competition with the call for papers for the ISB/ISBS Congress. Please note: ISB and ISBS have policies that an abstract or manuscript submitted for a conference award is non-identical to an abstract submitted elsewhere.

When applying for the award, please download the ISBWAAB tick-box questionnaire, answer the questions and send it back to the ISB Awards Officer, Prof Tim Derrick (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Winners of the ISB World Athletics Award for Biomechanics:
 2021 Michael Asmussen (Canada)  The “spring-like” function of the subtalar joint in maintaining stability during running