Sporis Goran


Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the validity of the 2-mile run test as a predictor of maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max) for soldiers.

Methods: The study was conducted on a sample of 409 members of Croatian Armed Forces (age 29.10 ± 5.60 years; height 179.44 ± 6.62 cm; body mass 82.39 ± 11.25 kg). The two-mile run was used to assess the aerobic fitness and leg muscles’ endurance.

Results: The results have shown that there was statistically significant correlation between the 2-miles run test and maximal oxygen consumption on absolute level (r = -0.385; p < 0.01), as well as for the relative values (r = 0.639; p < 0.01). Significant correlations also exist between the 2-miles run test and  body mass (p < 0.01)

Conclusion: The 2-mile run test is a fairly accurate and valid method of predicting VO2max values for male military subjects. This field test is also applicable to a great number of participants, taking into consideration the variability in age and beginning level of physical preparation for many soldiers.


Military, Testing, Predicting, Maximal oxygen uptake, Reliability, Validity, Evaluation

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