Medical aspects of competitive distance running: guidelines for community physicians.
While the incidence of major medical emergencies during competitive distance running is low, the large and growing number of persons involved, including the elderly, mandates serious attention by the medical community to provision of adequate prevention and care. The basic guidelines delineated in this article cover preventive measures, organization of medical care and facilities, diagnosis and treatment of emergencies, and use of community resources.
Williams, RS; Schocken, DD; Morey, M; Koisch, FP
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