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School of Health and Life Sciences, Teesside University, Middlesbrough TS1 3BX, UK
Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand

Endurance and Ultra-Endurance: Implications of Training, Recovery, Nutrition, and Technology on Performance and Health

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31 October 2025
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

We are continually searching for the optimal training methods to enhance endurance and ultra-endurance performance. However, we must consider that recovery plays an equal, or perhaps an even greater part in performance optimization, and consequently nutrition, sleep and technology all play vital roles. Although peak performance itself is an important goal, the use of exercise to improve health and increase longevity is also what many are striving for. Athletes are competing at a professional level at a much higher age than previously believed possible, and we are interested to learn what drives this positive change. We have begun using technology to measure and quantify most aspects related to training, performance, and health, and welcome the numerous benefits the use of technology for e-sports competition can bring. E-sports that require a physical output at the same level as traditional exercise are growing in popularity and technology that supports this new arena is advancing at a very fast rate. We are interested in new developments in technology supporting e-sports requiring physical efforts for sports such as cycling, rowing, and sailing. Therefore, the main objectives of this Special Issue are to highlight and examine new and optimal training and recovery methods for performance and health, and to examine the use of technology to track and quantify measures of performance and well-being.

Dr. Nicolas Berger
Dr. Russ Best
Topic Editors


  • determinants of endurance performance
  • recovery strategies
  • sports performance
  • sports nutrition
  • exercise to improve health
  • effects of different types of training
  • sleep
  • sensor technology and application
  • ultra-endurance
  • sport science
  • physical activity
  • ageing
  • fatigue monitoring
  • sports supplements
  • e-sports

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
- - 2021 19.4 Days CHF 1000 Submit
2.8 2.7 2013 21.7 Days CHF 2700 Submit
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
- 5.4 2004 22 Days CHF 2500 Submit
5.9 9.0 2009 14.7 Days CHF 2900 Submit
2.7 5.2 2013 18 Days CHF 1600 Submit
3.9 6.8 2001 16.4 Days CHF 2600 Submit
- - 2022 15.0 days * CHF 1000 Submit
5.2 5.8 2012 15.9 Days CHF 2900 Submit

* Median value for all MDPI journals in the first half of 2023.

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