October 3, 2012

Mayo Expert Offers Marathon Tips to Stay Healthy Before the Big Race


No matter how long or diligently runners train before a marathon, they invariably cross the finish line with some mark of the endurance test they've just experienced. To help alleviate injuries and stay healthy on race day, Ed Laskowski, M.D., co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, offers runners prerace tips for a rewarding marathon experience. Dehydration, sprains and "hitting the wall" are among some of the most common race-day problems However, some pain prior to race day doesn't mean runners need to stay at home.



Tags: Dr. Ed Laskowski, HealthCanal, marathon runners, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Sports Medicine

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