Table 1


EJCC skiers (n=20)NA (n=10)P value
Age in years±SD17.82±0.8918.07±0.640.437
Open physis1240.142
Closed physis860.142
  • Three-year training history revealed a significantly greater average annual training volume of 528.10±68.34 hours for the EJCC skiers compared with 153.50±57.09 hours for the NA (p<0.001). Average training volume per week was 12.53±1.81 vs 3.10±1.11 hours, respectively.

  • EJCC, elite junior cross-country; NA, non-athletes.