July 25, 2019

The why and how of endurance athletes

By Karl Oestreich

MPR News
by Dan Kraker and Manda Lillie

Minnesota has one of the oldest and, potentially, coldest endurance competitions. The Arrowhead 135 race, which sets racers on a trek from International Falls to Tower, Minn….It takes place in January so temperatures are often well below freezing… what is happening in the body during these feats of endurance?  Guests: Dr. Michael Joyner, a Mayo anesthesiologist and physiologist with a special interest in pushing the limits of what the body can do.  Audio.

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Reach: Minnesota Public Radio operates 43 stations and serves virtually all of Minnesota and parts of the surrounding states. MPR has more than 100,000 members and more than 900,000 listeners each week, which is the largest audience of any regional public radio network.

Context: Michael Joyner, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist.  Dr. Joyner's research team is interested in how humans respond to various forms of physical and mental stress during activities such as exercise, hypoxia, standing up and blood loss.

Contact: Rhoda Fukushima Madson

Tags: Arrowhead 135 race, Dr. Michael Joyner, endurance, Minnesota Public Radio, Uncategorized

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