Importance of Cardio Respiratory Fitness (CRF)
VO2-max is a predictor of performance, although its correlation to athletic success in endurance sports is only 30-40%, with other factors such as sustainable lactate threshold, motivation, training, etc. also playing a role. In general, however the higher a VO2-max the more potential for a successful performance in an aerobic endurance event.
World class men will have fitness scores ranging from 60 to 90 and women from 50 to 72.
Table: VO2-max – Average Population – Male
Table: VO2-max – Average Population – Female