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Bone Health in Adult Long-Distance Runners.

In Summary

  • A bone stress injury (BSI) is an overuse injury whereby the bone is loaded more than it can tolerate and that causes pain that increases with running and does not decrease after warming up (as a tendon injury does).
  • BSIs are common in runners. New research is showing that decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and prior BSIs appear to be at least as common in the adult ultrarunner population as in the collegiate runner population.
  • BSIs occur due to modifiable extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors related to training and health. Adequate caloric intake, calcium intake, vitamin D levels, and a regular menstrual cycle in women, in addition to participation in weight-bearing sports, are all important for your bone heath.
  • Do not ignore BSI warning signs. If you have pain that does not warm up with running or increases, seek medical care. Identifying a BSI early may prevent a fracture and/or shorten your recovery time.
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1st Annual July 3rd 5K/10K and Mile at McFarland

JULY 3

Sponsorship by McFarland Running Club

Check In 6:30am Race Start at 7:30am

A youth club, high school and adult club dedicated to promoting running, racing and an education for an athletes future. Money raised will help to send athletes to summer races and running camp.

Location- Browning Road Park, McFarland, Ca. 93250

Pre-Registration– $25.00 before June 30, 2019. Race Day- $30.00

High School Students $20.00 Youth under 13 $15.00

Awards- First 100 runners to register get a custom shirt. Medals to top 5 in each age group.

Age Groups- Elementary, Middle School, High School, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. School Team Awards, Business Awards.

Raffle Prizes- 1 ticket per person, Extra tickets $2.00

Alex Morgan was a multisport athlete growing up, but she didn’t start playing organized soccer until she was 14 years old.

“a runner’s self-declared gender at registration will be accepted at face value.”

Hence Western State’s guidelines state that “a runner’s self-declared gender at registration will be accepted at face value.” No one need produce a driver’s license or other identification as has been the case for some races.

If, however, a finisher in the top 10 or among the top three in their age group is challenged, race management may ask the runner for documentation that they have undergone medically supervised hormone treatment for gender transition for at least a year before the race.

Even in the event that a transgender runner wins an award or is challenged and the challenge is upheld by race management, the guidelines state that “the runner will be allowed to keep their finisher’s buckle.”

That allowance, Ms. Fitzpatrick says, is to underscore that the new guidelines are “not about punishment.” By contrast, competitors who violate Western States doping policy are stripped of their silver buckle — as well as whatever other award they won.