FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amy Stockwell
703 784 2226 x296
MARINE CORPS MARATHON PRESENTS FREE RUNNERS HEALTH CLINIC ON SATURDAY,
AUGUST 9 AT 7 P.M. ON GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
QUANTICO, VA (July 28, 2003) -- The Marine Corps Marathon will present a
free runner health clinic for athletes preparing to run the 28th Annual
Marine Corps Marathon on Saturday, August 9 at 7 p.m. at George Washington
University Medical School's Ross Hall in Room 101. Featuring Dr. David
Brody, a member of the Marine Corps Marathon medical staff for over 25
years, the clinics address runners of all ability levels and touch on
topics such as marathon training, nutrition, effects of hot and cold
weather and injuries. Additional clinics will be held on Saturday,
September 6 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, October 11 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Brody has been with the Marine Corps Marathon since its first running
in 1976 when he handed out water to runners. He ran the marathon the next
two years before becoming the event's Medical Director in 1979.
Dr. Brody, founder of the Runners' Clinic at George Washington University
in 1978 to treat injured runners, is a member of American Society of Sports
Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine, American Board of
Orthopedic Surgeons and Vice President of the International Medical
Marathon Directors Association.
The 28th annual Marine Corps Marathon, held on Sunday October 26, 2003, has
more than 18,000 registered participants. The Marine Corps Marathon along
with the Washington Post will host the Healthy Kids Fun Run on Saturday,
October 25 for children ages 6-12. Immediately following the start of the
Marathon on Sunday October 26, an anticipated 1,000 runners will run
the MCM5K presented by Deer Park at the same Arlington, Virginia start line
as the MCM.
For more Marine Corps Marathon information or its surrounding events,
please contact the Marine Corps Marathon Public Relations office at (703)
784-2225 ext. 296. For additional information, please contact the Marine
Corps Marathon at 1-800-RUN-USMC, or visit www.marinemarathon.com.
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