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Exertional Heat Stroke At The Boston Marathon: Demographics And The Environment

Exertional Heat Stroke at the Boston Marathon: Demographics and the Environment

Younger and faster runners are at higher risk for EHS at the Boston Marathon. Greater increases in heat stress from start to peak during a marathon may exacerbate risk. EHS encounters comprise a small percentage of race-day medical encounters but require extensive resources and warrant risk mitigation efforts.

Source: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

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