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Table 1 A summary of the participant characteristics of the placebo and beetroot ingesting cohorts

From: Beetroot juice — a suitable post-marathon metabolic recovery supplement?

Participant demographical information Placebo cohort (n = 16) Beetroot cohort (n = 15)
Average ± standard deviation
Age (years) 39 ± 12 42 ± 10
Pre-marathon athlete weight (kg) 72.2 ± 11.9 70.3 ± 7.9
Post-marathon athlete weight (kg) 70.8 ± 11.7 69 ± 7.4
Marathon experience (years) 8 ± 7 11 ± 10
Finishing time (hh:mm:ss) 04:30:25 ± 00:36:48 04:07:08 ± 00:39:16