Injury and Illnesses prevention for ultramarathoners

Brian J. Krabak, Brandee L Waite, Grant Lipman

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Abstract

The popularity of ultramarathon races continue to grow with runners participating in races throughout the world. These events offer challenges unique to an ultramarathon compared to a marathon race. These challenges require the athlete to focus on factors including race distance, race stages, race environment (temperature, humidity, and altitude), appropriate training, nutritional preparation, and equipment. Athletes ill prepared for these challenges will be at risk from injury and illness. The goal of this article is to review preventive strategies for managing commonly encountered musculoskeletal injuries and medical illnesses in ultramarathon runners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Sports Medicine Reports
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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