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Risk Warning of Spring City (Jinan) Marathon 2019

The marathon and related sports competition is a sport that constantly challenges its limits and has a higher risk. If you don't exercise properly, you may damage your body to varying degrees and even endanger your life. Therefore, marathon and related sports participants should be healthy and have the basis for regular exercise or training. Participants should conduct a physical examination at a qualified formal medical institution and assess their physical condition with a medical report to confirm whether they can participate in the marathon and related sports competitions.

Participants with following symptoms and conditions are not suggested taking part in the events:

1. Congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease;

2. Hypertension and cardio-vascular disease;

3. Myocarditis and other heart diseases;

4. Coronary artery disease and serious cardiac arrhythmia;

5. Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia diabetics;

6. Patients of catching a cold within two weeks before the competition date;

7. Drinking a lot of alcohol or lack of sleep the night before the competition;

8. Pregnant women;

9. Patients of other diseases unfit for sports.

All participants shall be liable for personal injury and property loss caused by personal health condition or other personal reasons during the event. Before the entry, participants are required to have physical check-up (including electrocardiographic examination) in qualified medical institutions, and make a self-evaluation to confirm if the physical condition is suitable for the event of their choice.

General Notes for the Race

1. It is common that the first phase of “discomfort” will mostly influence the runners after the first 10 to 20 minutes, which is a normal phenomenon of physiological reaction. Slowing down the pace, adjusting the breath or walking for 2 to 3 minutes will help to overcome the “discomfort”. After this period, running will become more comfortable. 

2. Generally, after running around 30 to 35 minutes, participants without regular marathon training will fall into a phase called “Exercise-induced physiological limits”, which may include muscle ache, joint ache, and heavy fatigue. It is strongly recommended that participants under these conditions quit the race to avoid further risk. 

3. Runner should run in accordance with their own abilities. It is strongly advised to avoid racing against other runners.