Gacon Test (Running 45"/15")

The Gacon test was devised by professor Georges Gacon (in 1994), the French National Team Manager of middle-distance race runners from 1984 to 1994, and former fitness trainer with French football club Marseille plus others. It is another intermittent beep style test, with 45 seconds of running, with 15 seconds rest, with the running distance (and therefore the running speed) incrementally increasing. The test is mostly performed by soccer players in Europe. The test has been validated by Assadi and Lepers (2012).

Stage

Distance
(m) 
Avg. pace
(min/km)
Ave speed
(km/hr)
Total Distance
(m) 
Time
 (sec) 
1 125 6:00 10 125 45+15
2 131.25 5:43 10.5 256.25 45+15
3 137.5 5:27 11 393.75 45+15
4 143.75 5:13 11.5 537.5 45+15
5 150 5:00 12 687.5 45+15
6 156.25 4:48 12.5 843.75 45+15
7 162.5 4:37 13 1006.25 45+15
8 168.75 4:27 13.5 1175 45+15
9 175 4:17 14 1350 45+15
10 181.25 4:08 14.5 1531.25 45+15
11 187.5 4:00 15 1718.75 45+15
12 193.75 3:52 15.5 1912.5 45+15
13 200 3:45 16 2112.5 45+15
14 206.25 3:38 16.5 2318.75 45+15
15 212.5 3:31 17 2531.25 45+15
16 218.75 3:26 17.5 2750 45+15
17 225 3:20 18 2975 45+15
18 231.25 3:15 18.5 3206.25 45+15
19 237.5 3:10 19 3443.75 45+15
20 243.75 3:05 19.5 3687.5 45+15
21 250 3:00 20 3937.5 45+15
22 256.25 2:56 20.5 4193.75 45+15
23 262.5 2:52 21 4456.25 45+15
24 268.75 2:48 21.5 4725 45+15
25 275 2:44 22 5000 45

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