Caring for and counseling the ultramarathoner

Julie Ingwerson, Brian J. Krabak

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Ultramarathon races represent any foot race longer than 42 km and can occur over single or multiple days. The popularity of ultramarathon races continues to grow with increased participation and races throughout the world. Ultramarathons have unique challenges, commonly involving more extreme environments and variable terrain versus marathon races. Athletes, as well as care providers, ill prepared for such challenges will be at risk for injury, illness, and impaired performance. The goal of this chapter is to provide education and care guidance on musculoskeletal, integumentary, medical, and environmental illnesses to enhance safe and successful completion in ultramarathon participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Care of the Runner
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment, Biomechanical Principles, and Injury Management
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780323679497
ISBN (Print)9780323679503
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Environment
  • Hyponatremia
  • Illness
  • Injury
  • Integumentary
  • Medical
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Ultramarathon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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