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dc.contributor.authorHenning, April Den_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-06T14:54:05Z-
dc.date.available2019-02-06T14:54:05Z-
dc.date.issued2015-11-14en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28708-
dc.description.abstractParticipants at the non-elite level of road running often take up the sport for purposes of health, as a way of taking responsibility for their own well-being. Often, these runners use dietary supplements as a way to improve health and to potentially enhance running performance. Supplements are distinct from banned performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), as they are legal and widely available, though very loosely regulated. Research demonstrates that the line between supplements and banned PEDs is increasingly blurry as cases of cross-contaminated and mislabeled supplements continue to be found. Such products may pose health risks to unsuspecting consumers. Despite anti-doping agencies’ warnings to elite runners about these risks, non-elite runners are rarely told by any sport or anti-doping body to be wary of supplements. They are, however, inundated with media coverage of doping scandals usually involving only a few of the substances banned in sport. In short, these runners are often left to navigate supplement use on their own and many conflate supplement availability with safety. This article explores these routine dietary supplement practices among non-elite runners. Drawing from interviews with 28 non-elite runners in New York City, I discuss the perceptions and understandings of doping and dietary supplement use within the context of health culture. Interview data reveal that the social acceptance of dietary supplements and their widespread use among the broader public reinforce the notion among non-elite runners that such products are objectively safe and healthy. I argue that based on their assumptions of supplement safety, non-elite runners view dietary supplements as distinctly different from PEDs and that this difference encourages their use as health and performance aids.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherThe University of Kansasen_UK
dc.relationHenning AD (2015) Health Culture and Running: Non-Elite Runners' Understandings of Doping and Supplementation. Journal of Amateur Sport, 1 (2), pp. 51-77. https://doi.org/10.17161/jas.v0i0.4936.en_UK
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).en_UK
dc.subjectamateur sporten_UK
dc.subjecthealthen_UK
dc.subjectrunningen_UK
dc.subjectdopingen_UK
dc.subjectsupplementsen_UK
dc.titleHealth Culture and Running: Non-Elite Runners' Understandings of Doping and Supplementationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.17161/jas.v0i0.4936en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid28782003en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Amateur Sporten_UK
dc.citation.issnNo ISSNen_UK
dc.citation.volume1en_UK
dc.citation.issue2en_UK
dc.citation.spage51en_UK
dc.citation.epage77en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderNational Institutes of Healthen_UK
dc.citation.date14/11/2015en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNational Development and Research Institutesen_UK
dc.identifier.wtid945094en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-3276-0533en_UK
dc.date.firstcompliantdepositdate2019-01-28en_UK
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