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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
Camille Herron shared a look into the reason for her unique running style
I was born with my right femur twisted inwards. I developed a unique gait where I lift instead of push. It probably limits me from being fast and powerful, but as I’ve found out it’s a blessing for ultrarunning. I run light and don’t tire easily! I always felt like I could keep going! It may look funny, but I feel incredibly grateful I tried ultrarunning and figured out what I was born to do! #NikeTrail #Vaporfly #WorldRecord #nikerunning #ultrarunning #trailrunning #biomechanics #milesofsmiles #runlonger #runstronger #100miles #blessed #thankful #miracle #AirCamille #inspire
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
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