In our blog, we will explain how elite marathon runners and race-walkers coped with the hot and humid ambient conditions during the 2019 World Athletic Championship. More details are available in two recent open-access manuscripts.[1,2] Why is this study important? Numerous international events are held in the summer, in hot and/or humid ambient conditions. While […]
Can we predict heat stroke during exercise?
In this blog we will explain how we used two concepts to develop an exertional heat stroke prediction tool. Our study (recently published in BJSM) took more than two years to complete and was collaboration between three U.S. Army organizations: U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), U.S. Army Medical and Material Development Agency […]
The heat is on! Report on the Marathon Medicine, Virgin Money London Marathon conference on the Science and Medicine of Endurance Running
By Dr Charles Pedlar @pedlarcr and Dr Courtney Kipps @ProActiveSpMed After record breaking temperatures at the London Marathon 2018 and the concerns over heat at future marathons including the IAAF World Championships (Doha, 2019) and the Summer Olympic Games (Tokyo, 2020), we adopted the broad theme of heat and environmental factors affecting marathon running for the […]
Beat the heat with the OSHA-NIOSH mobile app
By Franck Brocherie @BrocherieF, Sébastien Racinais @ephysiol APP REVIEW NAME OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION Heat Safety Tool CATEGORY OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION Weather, Sports Medicine PLATFORM iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Android – 4.3 and up. COST Free. ABOUT THE APP According to the Occupational Safety and […]