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26 Oct 2009 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Deaths during running: Is exercise safe? Part 2

One of the best things about this site is that often it is a source of information for me as much as I hope it is for you! And in response to last week’s post about the safety of running, we’ve had some great comments and more information, which warranted a follow up. Also, I felt […]

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22 Oct 2009 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Deaths during running: Is exercise safe? Part 1

For those who have not heard or read the news, three runners died during the Detroit Marathon/Half-marathon last weekend.  All three were running the half-marathon, and were aged 26, 36 and 65.  The three collapsed within 16 minutes of each other during the race.  The timing, the wide spread of ages, and the fact that three deaths […]

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21 Jun 2009 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Cardiac events during sport on TV

If you’re reading this (or are a regular reader), then you’re probably also inclined to spend fairly large periods of time actually watching sport (and wondering where we’ve been lately, but that’s another story). Being sports fans, you probably make it a point to follow coverage of your teams whenever possible, and live and share […]

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15 Oct 2008 Posted in Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon 2008

Apologies for the absence lately, it has been a hectic time at work and for other endeavors lately, but our deadlines have now passed and we can return to a more regular posting routine that we are accustomed to. Just in time, too, as the NYC Marathon is just over two weeks away, so watch […]

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19 Jun 2008 Posted in Running Physiology

Running injuries expanded

Yesterday, Jonathan did and specifically the common training error made by runners who tend to move from one injury to the next in their training! He raised the the guideline that a 10% increase in distance from one week to the next is probably about the limit of what most people can aim for before […]

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09 Mar 2008 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Ryan Shay Autopsy

In the last 4 months, everyone has waited patiently for the autopsy results of US runner Ryan Shay to be released. It was in November last year, during the US Men’s Olympic Trials, that Shay collapsed at the 10km mark in Central Park, New York. He was later pronounced dead, and the story shocked the […]

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03 Dec 2007 Posted in Fluid, heat & thermoregulation/Series

Muscle Cramps: Part V

We have now run the entire gamut in this series on cramps, and it has been quite a ride. This series generated the more reader interest than any of our other posts or series, and let us say again how grateful we are for your participation in the debates and discussion. As academics, we hold […]

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26 Nov 2007 Posted in Fluid, heat & thermoregulation/Series

Muscle Cramps: Part IV

Over the past week, we’ve taken what has turned out to be a pretty intense look at muscle cramps. We began with a , without any substantial evidence for this theory. We then moved on to show that, in fact, – this is pretty strongly suggestive that cramping is not caused by either dehydration or […]

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24 Nov 2007 Posted in Fluid, heat & thermoregulation/Series

Muscle Cramps: Part III

Today sees the third part of our series on muscle cramps. It was going to be the final instalment in this particular series, but we’ve received some excellent and thoughtful questions and comments on the issue, so have decided that we’ll do a fourth post, just summarizing some of those key “sticking” points. It seems from the […]

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