Ultra-marathon lower limb injuries

Iftach Hetsroni*, Gideon Mann

*Corresponding author for this work

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Ultra-marathon is a footrace that extends beyond the distance of a standard marathon. Athletes participating in these races are likely to face extreme physiological and psychological challenges during this unique competition. Overuse musculoskeletal injuries, primarily tendinopathies of the lower limbs, are frequent. Ultra-marathoner’s ankle is a unique injury affecting these athletes, presumably related to specific loads and gait characteristics that develop during the race. This chapter reviews these unique races and their characteristics, providing some insight into specific musculoskeletal injuries that are typical to this extreme sport event.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Injuries
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783642156304
ISBN (Print)9783642156298
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


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