The Great Ethiopian Run: Incidence of injury; a descriptive study

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Abstract We measured the incidence of illness and injury during the Great Ethiopian Run, the first mass participation running event to be held in Ethiopia. Overall incidence of minor injury was 2.4%; 0.25% of participants were taken to hospital but no patient required overnight admission. The principale diagnoses were heat stroke (0.14%) and soft tissue injuries (0.09%). We recommend starting the run earlier next year to diminish the risk of heat stroke. [Ethiop.J.Health Dev. 2002;16(2):233-234]

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2017-01-13

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Davey, G., & Tilahun, S. (2017). The Great Ethiopian Run: Incidence of injury; a descriptive study. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 16(2). Retrieved from https://ejhd.org/index.php/ejhd/article/view/782

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