Four Travel Hazards To Avoid At Your Next Destination Race

  • By Jeff Sankoff, M.D.
  • Published Sep 19, 2013
  • Updated Sep 19, 2013 at 2:27 PM UTC

HAZARD: Acquired illnesses. This is more of an issue for those who fly to and from a race as the enclosed environment of an airplane lends itself well to the transmission of respiratory viruses. Athletes have more potential to get sick on the way home as the immune system is depressed after a period of prolonged exertion at high intensity.

AVOID IT: Frequent hand washing (carry a personal container of hand sanitizer) is the most effective means to prevent the spread of viruses.

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