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CINCINNATI – Thousands of runners are getting ready for the 16th annual Flying Pig Marathon. They’ve run countless miles and worked for months. But what about staying healthy on race day to make sure you make it to the finish?
From how much fluid to the right kinds of stretches to dispelling a popular myth about pain and gain, UC Health's Dr. Christopher Utz offers race day advice to help runners finish the marathon.
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Flying Pig Marathon.
CINCINNATI – Thousands of runners are getting ready for the 16th annual Flying Pig Marathon . They’ve run countless miles and worked for months. But what about staying healthy on race day to make sure you make it to the finish?
Dr. Christopher Utz, an orthopedic surgeon at UC Health, dispels one common mistake runners can make. “No pain, no gain is not a good philosophy during race day. It actually can take more courage to stop during race day than to actually continue on and hurt yourself further,” the sports medicine expert said.
• Watch the video above to hear more of Utz’s tips
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