One of our team, Parag Parelkar, has been having an exciting few weeks. He has been at the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships to be part of the largest bio mechanics research project in athletics. Parag will be part of a team that will work in partnership with the IAAF to gather as much data as possible to complete this massive study.
Parag works as a database administrator at Toyota Leeds and is part of the Leeds Beckett Bio Mechanics Department team. Simply put, bio mechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems. The project that Parag is working on aims to support athletes and coaches to enable them to effectively analyse performance and improve their training to optimise competition performance. This is a field that Parag is very interested in as it was huge part of his studies.
Toyota are an official sponsorship partner of the IAAF and have been since 2003. Toyota’s ground-breaking Mirai fuel cell car lead the way as the official timing car for the marathons on Sunday. In addition to this Toyota have been supplying green vehicles to help logistically and have been promoting athletics in a big way since they first started supporting the IAAF back in 2003,
We’re really pleased to hear that Parag has been able to be part of this ground-breaking study and has been able to follow his passion alongside his work with us at Vantage Toyota Leeds. We can't wait to hear how he gets on and after Mo Farah's performance on Sunday I think we can expect some great tales of inspirational athletes too.
If you've not managed to catch any of the action so far, the championships will be continuing until the 12th of August at the London Olympic Stadium.