oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Heat injury: Prevention of heat injury during marathon running

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



There has been an alarmingly high incidence of heat stroke in recent marathon events, occasionally requiring hospitalization of runners. It is, therefore, essential for medical practitioners who are members of, or advisers to, marathon clubs to be fully conversant with the measures necessary to prevent heat injury in athletes.

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