Wednesday, November 14, 2007
A Doctor for Races in Extreme Conditions
I found this interesting article about a doctor who specializes in treating those doing races in extreme conditions such as the Sahara desert and Antarctica. By the way this year's Antarctic race is actually taking place next week. For runners in this race to qualify for this race they first had to complete the other 3 desert races. The Antarctic race takes place in stages over seven days totaling a distance of 155 miles. This article specifically discusses a doctor, Krabak, and other medical researchers collecting information on the medical issues the runners face and the different ways they deal with injuries. Read the article for more specifics about his experience treating runners on the courses.