BizBuzz: 64 Years of Sub-5, Parker Stinson’s Dreamwork, and Springsteen on Broadway

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 Dr. Brian Fullem discussed the use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) in athletes. “The risks go down significantly when the drugs are only used occasionally but one dose could possibly cause any number of problems. When a runner is injured it is important to address the cause of the injury and not just treat the symptoms.” Read more at NSAIDs in Athletes on AthleteBiz

More from Dr. Fullem: Stress Fractures and their Treatment

 Run Gum’s new Extra Strength line has arrived. In a post on Instagram, Nick Symmonds wrote, “It packs a punch and goes on sale to the public very soon!” (editor’s note: since this posting, Run Gum has launched Extra Strength for purchase, which you can check out by clicking here) The first shipments will go out to their Kickstarter backers, who helped fund the new product following a successful campaign to raise a minimum of $20,000. Per the campaign site, Run Gum, whose desire is to fuel and inspire busy people to go further, accomplish more, and make the most out of every day, states that the Extra Strength Run Gum has 100mg of caffeine per piece, which is twice that of their original product

 Parker Stinson started a funding campaign to support the Boulder Mountain Warriors Youth Run Club. “This program isn’t about achieving a time, a place, or a result. It is about igniting the passion of running into these kids and encouraging it to become a lifelong endeavor no matter what your talent level may be.” Click here to support Dreamwork by Parker Stinson

 May 29th was the 64th anniversary of Diane Leather breaking the 5 minute mile barrier. “By the end of the Mile, Diane was 160 yards ahead of the second place finisher, and broke the tape in a time of 4:59.6, becoming the first female runner to complete a Mile in under 5 minutes. This barrier was broken just 23 days after Roger Bannister had broken the 4 minute barrier in Oxford.” Read the full feature on Bring Back the Mile

 Sara Hall set a new PB at the Ottawa Marathon, finishing in third with a time of 2:26:20. In a post on Instagram, she wrote, “Gave my all today on the streets of Ottawa! …Grateful, but hungry to keep improving!” This race comes not even two months following her withdrawal from Boston due to an SI Joint injury, at which point she said, “Though I’m back running now, I have lost too much fitness to perform well and not risk re-injuring it,” and three weeks after a second place finish at the US Half Marathon Championships.

Related: SI Joint Pain and Dysfunction in Runners, by Dr. Emily Kraus

See Springsteen on Broadway, Support Brave Like Gabe

 Through a generous donation, two tickets to Springsteen on Broadway are being auctioned to support Brave Like Gabe. The concert is set to take place November 7, 2018, and all funds generated through their purchase will go to the Brave Like Gabe Foundation

Click here for the Springsteen on Broadway ticket auction, supporting the Brave Like Gabe Foundation


 Camille Herron shared a look into the reason for her unique running style

 Brittany Borman will be hosting a javelin camp in Missouri on June 9th and 10th. For more information and to register, go to

 Traci Falbo spent her Memorial Day weekend at the Western States Memorial Runs. The event, which offers three training runs to acquaint runners with the last 70 miles of the trail of the Western States 100, is held over three days, intended to acquaint entrants to the trail and conditions which can be expected on race day. Of the weekend festivities, Traci said, “I’m running this race & excited & optimistic! So nice to have time with friends!! This is why I run!” Don’t miss the full Western States 100 race, which will take place June 23-24.

Reasons to Celebrate

 Christina Manning‘s birthday is May 29. Send her good vibes @SheTheMann_ing

 Olivia Mickle‘s birthday is May 29. Send her a virtual high-five @omicklepickle

 Logan Cunningham‘s birthday is May 30. Send him your best @locunningham16

 Amber Campbell‘s birthday is June 5. Tell her how awesome you think she is @USAHammerHottie

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