Determination of future prevention strategies in elite track and field: analysis of Daegu 2011 IAAF Championships injuries and illnesses surveillance

British Journal of Sports Medicine, 04/25/2012

During elite Athletics World Championships, 135 injuries, 60 time–loss injuries and 68 illnesses per 1000 registered athletes were reported. Higher risks of injuries were found in combined events and long–distance runs. Preventive interventions should focus on overuse injuries and hamstring strains, decreasing the risk of transmission of infectious diseases, appropriate event scheduling and heat acclimatisation.

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