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Old 02-18-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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man dies during race

a man died during the 25th annual aloha run.
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/ar...=rss_localnews (wfs)
really fun race with huge turnout but a major downer.
also says that a few people have died during the honolulu marathon.
also in my last issue of a triathlete magazine there was an article about "DOMS" but the symptoms described in one case was rhabdo but they didnt even identify it by name. ts just aggravating that crossfit gets such a bad wrap even though these other sports have a proven higher rate of severe injury and do little to advocate the prevention of such occurrences.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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Re: man dies during race

Marathons are known for heart attacks and deaths quite a bit. Remember the original story of Marathon was that the runner died immediately after delivering his message.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:26 AM   #3
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Marathons are known for heart attacks and deaths quite a bit.
Most of them by people who have no business signing up for the event.
In rare cases it happens to well trained athletes (e.g. Ryan Shay) but it's something that could happen in any sport.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:03 AM   #4
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Re: man dies during race

A man died in last year's City to Surf (WFS), Sydney's big annual 14km fun run.

That he wasn't the first City to Surf death doesn't stop 70,000 people a year from signing up to the event.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:42 AM   #5
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Remember the original story of Marathon was that the runner died immediately after delivering his message.
I hear this thrown around a lot, but it's not entirely true:

He ran 240 km (150 miles) in two days. He then ran the 40 km (26 miles) from the battlefield near the town of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persia in the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) with the word "?e?????aµe?" (Nenikékamen, 'We have won') and died on the spot.

So he ran 280 km in 2 days, that's a little different than running a 40 km and dieing.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:57 AM   #6
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I hear this thrown around a lot, but it's not entirely true:

He ran 240 km (150 miles) in two days. He then ran the 40 km (26 miles) from the battlefield near the town of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persia in the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) with the word "?e?????aµe?" (Nenikékamen, 'We have won') and died on the spot.

So he ran 280 km in 2 days, that's a little different than running a 40 km and dieing.
Yeah, but 280km in two days is actually pretty tame when you're mythical.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:07 AM   #7
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Yeah, but 280km in two days is actually pretty tame when you're mythical.
good point
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:52 AM   #8
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Yeah, but 280km in two days is actually pretty tame when you're mythical.
Yeah, there's no way that guy ran 280k in 48hr. He'd beat most endurance runners of the modern age in an ultra.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:56 AM   #9
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Yeah, but 280km in two days is actually pretty tame when you're mythical.
he wasn't part of a myth. herodotus and plutarch, both of whom chronicled this story, were historians. herodotus tended to embellish and go off on weird tangents at times (uh...book two of his histories anyone?), so the true extent of his accomplishment might have been lost/skewed a bit, but the dude existed. : )
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:14 AM   #10
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he wasn't part of a myth. herodotus and plutarch, both of whom chronicled this story, were historians. herodotus tended to embellish and go off on weird tangents at times (uh...book two of his histories anyone?), so the true extent of his accomplishment might have been lost/skewed a bit, but the dude existed. : )
Right, but "historian" in ancient Greece has a whole other meaning... didn't they also accept people like Perseus, Odysseus, and Herakles as historical figures?

Herodotus has the guy talking to Pan in the middle of his run, and Plutarch didn't write about him until half a millenium after he was supposed to have lived.

The current world treadmill record for a 48 hour period is 405km, so it's not like it isn't doable. I just have my doubts that a message this urgent wasn't sent by a guy on horseback, is all.

But, from your other posts I presume you know more about ancient Greece than I do, so I defer to your better judgement.
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