The 10 Laws of Injury Prevention | Runner’s World

Since it’s getting warmer out, you’re seeing more runners and cyclists! Here are some tips to prevent injury!


Follow these time-tested principles and you’ll spend more time on the roads—and less in rehab


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Kagan McLeod


January 29, 2010

Media: The 10 Laws of Injury Prevention

In the mid-1970s, Runner’s World medical editor George Sheehan, M.D., confirmed that he was hardly the only runner beset by injuries: A poll of the magazine’s readers revealed that 60 percent reported chronic problems. “One person in 100 is a motor genius,” who doesn’t have injuries, concluded the often-sidelined Sheehan. To describe himself and the rest of us, he turned to Ralph Waldo Emerson: “There is a crack in everything God has made.” With all the amazing advancements in sports medicine, you’d think that our rates of shinsplints and stress fractures would have dropped since Sheehan’s era. But 30 years after running’s first Big Boom, we continue to get hurt. A recent poll revealed that 66 percent of respondents had suffered an injury in 2009.

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