The Most Common Injuries Seen on Race Day

The medical tent is a reassuring presence at road races, but it's also an unsettling reminder that things can quickly go awry during any race.

From blisters to dehydration, injuries and illnesses can pop up from anywhere. But which health woes do event medical teams see the most, and how can you reduce your risk of race day ailments?

To find out, we spoke to some of the top medical team leaders on the running scene.

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Theresa Juva-Brown

Theresa Juva-Brown is a New York City-based journalist and former Gannett reporter who has covered a variety of topics, including breaking news, transportation and health. Theresa ran cross-country and track competitively for The University at Albany and has a master's degree in journalism from Syracuse University. She contributes to ACTIVE.com, Competitor Running, and Runner's World/Zelle. Follow her on Twitter at @TJuva.

Theresa Juva-Brown is a New York City-based journalist and former Gannett reporter who has covered a variety of topics, including breaking news, transportation and health. Theresa ran cross-country and track competitively for The University at Albany and has a master's degree in journalism from Syracuse University. She contributes to ACTIVE.com, Competitor Running, and Runner's World/Zelle. Follow her on Twitter at @TJuva.

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