Man vs. Marathon

BESIDE THE DEAD SEA, Israel — At sunrise, the sky and the water seemed metallic, silver-blue, the color of speed. A sign along Highway 90 said, “Lowest Place on Earth.”

Yannis Pitsiladis, scientist and provocateur, had come here for the same reason that pilgrims wheezing with bronchitis and emphysema have headed to this low-altitude divide between Israel and Jordan. He had come for the oxygen.

AIMS announces partnership with International Institute for Race Medicine

The world running organisation the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) is delighted to announce a partnership with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM). This partnership will see the IIRM become the official medical arm of AIMS and two IIRM Board Members taking up positions as 'medical advisors' to AIMS.

Partnership with Race Guards

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 5, 2016) – The International Institute of Race Medicine (IIRM) and Race Guards have formed a partnership to improve the standard of in-race medical support offered at road race endurance events.  The partnership brings together two organizations committed to ensuring the health and safety of race participants throughout the world.  

Optimal Hydratation

How important is hydration to marathon runner safety and performance?

What is exercise associated hyponatremia and why is it dangerous?

Can Too Much Exercise Harm the Heart?

With many of us contemplating marathons or other prolonged endurance events in 2016, we, our spouses and other family members most likely have wondered whether such strenuous training could be harmful to our hearts. Could any of us, in making ambitious resolutions, exercise too much?

Chicago Marathon Visit 2014

In October Dr Steve Mears, Dr Phil Watson and Tim Good travelled to Chicago to observe the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Chicago is seen as one of the leading marathons in terms of medical care and set up. Led by Dr George Chiampas, Chicago benefits from great local support and resources.

Heart attack, heat attack and brain attack

The Runner's World theme for this week is the marathon, so I will focus on the three most common causes of severe medical illness or death in the marathon; sudden cardiac arrest, exertional heat stroke, and exercise associated hyponatremia.