Information for Athletes

The ELITE study aims to characterize the genetic determinants of human performance by studying the extreme of the distribution. Simply put, we are looking for the fittest people in the world.

Simply put, we are looking for the fittest people in the world.

We are recruiting athletes from all over the globe
(including Scandinavia, USA, UK, Spain, Japan, Brazil and Kenya) who are successful in endurance sports (such as running, cross country skiing, triathlon, cycling, rowing).

For you as a participant, we will ask you to read and sign a consent form, provide a saliva sample and answer questionnaires regarding basic information (such as height, weight, VO2max and health status).

VO2max-test on a treadmill.

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