oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Heat injury: Prevention of heat injury during marathon running
|Article Title||Heat injury: Prevention of heat injury during marathon running|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 R.C.O.G. Sports Medicine Clinic, Campus Health Service, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jul 1998|
|Keyword(s)||Acclimatize, Adequate fluid intake, Chemical reactions, Dehydration, Endurance performance, Heat retention, Muscle contraction, Pre-race and Training|
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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