Live to Run Another Day

author : chrisandniki
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Ask most triathletes which of their sports causes the most injuries. Undoubtedly you’ll hear the same answer in unison: “Running.”

Yet running gets a bad rep. Sure, running injuries are annoying. They may keep you from the race for which you’ve been training all year. However, running injuries are far from life-threatening. Consider these statistics from a 2000 U.S. Consumer Product Safety study:

While 8,000 people (aged 35-54) had running injuries which required emergency room treatment:

  • 10,000 people (aged 35-54) had football injuries which required emergency room treatment,

  • 43,000 people (aged 35-54) had cycling injuries which required emergency room treatment,

  • 47,000 people (aged 35-54) had softball or baseball injuries which required emergency room treatment. [.....]

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    date: October 30, 2005

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Chris Tull is a writer based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Once upon a time, he was a ‘burgers-and-beer-only’ kind of guy. Chris has since lightened up on the diet and added yoga, weight lifting, and (of course) triathlon training to the mix.

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Chris Tull is a writer based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Once upon a time, he was a ‘burgers-and-beer-only’ kind of guy. Chris has since lightened up on the diet and added yoga, weight lifting, and (of course) triathlon training to the mix.

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