Race-day disasters! (Preview)

We runners are planners. We pick races, plot strategies and work hard for weeks, months, years, to hit our goals.



by Selene Yeager

Yet too often disaster strikes on race day – we’re hobbled by cramp, gutted by stomach distress or hampered by unforeseen demons. To help you dodge all this, runners have shared their tales of race days gone bad. For the common horror stories, our experts provide invaluable advice to help you avoid the same fate. And as for dropping gels down the portaloo or getting taken away by the police… these things happen. So when things get tough, remember they could be far, far worse.

Read up on the best strategies to avoid asthma attacks, gut distress, hitting the wall and over-hydration in the full article.

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