MAYWOOD, Ill. – In recent years, at least 14 deaths of marathon runners, football players and other athletes have been attributed to exercise-associated hyponatremia, a condition that results from drinking too much water or sports drinks.
But there’s an easy way to prevent hyponatremia, said Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine physician James Winger, MD. Simply put, drink only when you’re thirsty,
Dr. Winger serves on a 17-member international expert panel that has published new guidelines on preventing and treating hyponatremia.
“Using the innate thirst mechanism to guide fluid consumption is a strategy that should limit drinking in excess and developing hyponatremia while providing sufficient fluid to prevent excessive dehydration,” according to the guidelines, published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.
Dr. Winger, who has published studies on hyponatremia in athletes, is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Corresponding author of the guidelines is Tamara Hew-Butler, DPM, PhD, of Oakland University in Rochester, Mi.
[ Read Full Story ]
By David Monti (@d9monti) and Chris Lotsbom (@chrislotsbom)
(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved, used with permission.
EUGENE, Ore. (28-Jun) -- Clouds moved in, temperatures fell, and even a little rain fell this morning at historic Hayward Field making for perfect racing conditions for the men's and women's 5000m on the last day at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The athletes didn't squander the opportunity, especially Ryan Hill and Nicole Tully, who won their first ever national outdoor titles with fast sprint finishes.
Funeral services for Robert Espinoza, owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Savannah and an active promoter of running, will be held July 3 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Savannah, GA. The funeral notice requested those attending his services “to dress in ‘Robert formal’ attire, including running shoes — and excluding ties.”
Go to http://foxandweeks.com/memorial/Robert-Anthony-Espinoza/5180 to post condolences.
Espinoza died suddenly on June 25 at home. He was born on October 25, 1960 in San Diego, CA. A Marine’s son, he grew up living in several additional areas of the country including Texas, Virginia and South Carolina. As a young man, he lived in Texas until finally finding his true home in Savannah, GA.
By Chris Lotsbom (@chrislotsbom) and David Monti (@d9monti)
(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
Used with permission.
EUGENE, Ore. (25-Jun) -- On an uncharacteristically warm evening at historic Hayward Field, top-ranked American distance runners Molly Huddle and Galen Rupp prevailed convincingly in the 10,000m at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships here. Huddle, twice the national 5000m champion, won the 10,000m title for the first time, while Rupp won a record seventh straight title. Both athletes will represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in August.
Robert Espinoza, owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Savannah, GA, and a force in Savannah area running, died Thursday, June 25, at age 54. No cause of death was immediately determined.
He was an icon in the running and fitness community. He was also an active runner and a prolific race director, including the Savannah River Bridge Run. He was involved in virtually every race in the Savannah area and had recently been named Volunteer of the Year by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia. He opened the Fleet Feet store in 2002.
ATLANTA – Olympians, World Cross Country champions, national record-holders and former AJC Peachtree Road Race winners are among those named to the four international elite teams competing in the inaugural Peachtree Cup at the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Daniel Kirwa of Searcy, Arkansas raced to victory at the Go! Mile at Little Rock with a 4:22.20 finish, while Lauren Paquette of Memphis, TN, was the female champion in 4:41:.21. The June 20 event was the national and state RRCA mile championship.
INDIANAPOLIS -- With a spectacular finish in grueling conditions, distance runner Ben True wins USATF Athlete of the Week after his performance at the adidas Grand Prix on Saturday, June 13 in New York City. True (West Lebanon, New Hampshire) made a strong final kick to win the 5,000m with his time of 13:29.48. His victory makes him the first American in history to win the event at a Diamond League meeting.
By Ryan Warrenburg
(From the June issue of Running Journal)
On February 21 Mo Farah broke the indoor world record for 2 miles, running an eye-popping 8 minutes and 3 seconds. One month later, on March 22, Farah broke the European record for the half marathon, running 59:32. Perhaps more incredible than the times themselves is the range he displayed in a short span of four weeks.
The Tidewater Striders, one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit running clubs, gives back in many ways to our community. One way is awarding collegiate scholarships to deserving college or university students based on academic and athletic achievement, community service and club involvement. Approximately 6 scholarships are awarded each year for between $2,000 - $3,000 each. Two of these scholarships – the two at the $3,000 level -- bear the names of Strider members who had a significant impact on our running club but who sadly are no longer alive: Tom Bashara and Pamela Edwards.
RICHMOND, VA – The 38th running of the Anthem Richmond Marathon, American Family Fitness Half Marathon, and the HCA Virginia 8k is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 and is on pace to again draw thousands of participants to Richmond to take part in the three races. Over 20,000 participants took part in the events in 2014.
Myrtle Beach, SC — Registration for the 19th Myrtle Beach Marathon opens July 1 as race officials alert runners to “Set a new personal record with perfect running temperatures on our fast, flat, ocean course.”
Eleven schools across the United States have been awarded a HeartSine Automated External Defibrillator (AED) package as winners of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) poster contest sponsored by Project ADAM and HeartSine Technologies. The contest, which was part of an important initiative to raise awareness of SCA, gave all U.S. elementary, middle, and high schools the opportunity to receive a defibrillator package, which could be placed on school grounds or school buses, or be available during sporting events.