Norton Sports Health is the new title sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s training program to prepare runners for the festival’s Marathon and miniMarathon on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The free 14-week program offers training tips and weekly group runs for participants of all levels of experience. Runners can register for the training program online at www.kdf.org.
The 40th annual 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1-mile miniMarathon start simultaneously April 19 at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Louisville.
Norton Sports Health features a team of highly trained sports medicine specialists, including orthopaedists, neurologists, physiatrists and primary care physicians. These specialists work together with trainers, physical therapists, nurses and other care providers to design customized programs that help athletes of all ages return to optimal performance following a sports-related injury.
Wondering if you're healthy enough to start exercise/running? Not sure how to start exercising and running safely? Jeffrey S. Stephenson, M.D., medical co-director of the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/mini-Marathon training program has the answers in this video.
Ryan Krupp, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon with Norton Orthopaedic Specialists and director of sports health for Norton Healthcare, talks about the steps beginning runners can take to avoid injuries.
Sam Carter, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon with Norton Orthopaedic Specialists who specializes in sports medicine, discusses the most common types of running injuries and when they are most likely to occur.
John A. Lach, M.D., medical co-director for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon, gives his advice for first-time Marathon/miniMarathon runners.
John A. Lach, M.D., medical co-director for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon, talks about the signs and symptoms of dehydration.