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Running a risk

Five days before the Beijing Marathon, the air pollution level in Beijing was rated “very unhealthy” by the US Embassy, and buildings in the distance appeared obscured by haze. Nonetheless, about 30,000 runners are gathering in the city on Sunday … Continue reading

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Air quality alert days pose health challenges for many people

Asthma couldn’t prevent Nikki Guernsey from running the Triple Crown, Louisville’s trifecta of 5K, 10K and 10-mile races, but nothing slows her down like an air quality alert day. “It feels like a suffocating blanket, despite using my rescue inhaler,” … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Olympic athletes vulnerable to bad air quality

The effects of air pollution on athletes came to the fore during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where Steve Ovett collapsed with reparatory problems after the 800 meters final, citing air pollution as a major trigger for his exercise induced … Continue reading

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Relatively low levels of ozone can affect lung function in endurance athletes

Relatively low levels of ozone (<120micrograms/m3) can affect lung function in endurance athletes, making it more difficult to bring large volumes of air into their lungs (Respiratory Effects of Low-Level Photochemical Air Pollution in Amateur Cyclists,” American Journal od Resp. … Continue reading

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What in the world is Galen Rupp wearing?

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What in the world is Galen Rupp wearing?  | OregonLive.com. He is one of the USA’s top long distance runners and he wears a mask when running in places with air pollution. Will Galen Rupp need his mask in London … Continue reading

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Can You Be Allergic to Running?

Can You Be Allergic to Running?| Huffington Post The video at the end of this article suggest ways in which to alleviate allergy symptoms when running. However they fail to mention one of the most successful ways of dealing with … Continue reading

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Exercising Outdoors: How Does Pollution Affect Athletes?

Exercising Outdoors: How Does Pollution Affect Athletes? | Active.com. Are there are long-term consequences of exercising in air that is polluted? Dr. Morton Lippmann, a professor of environmental medicine at the New York University School of Medicine says given what … Continue reading

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Urban Running Survival Kit

Runners World Guide to Your Survival Kit Details of The Kit (first published October 2011)

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