More than 18,000 runners congregated in downtown Austin last Sunday for the NXP Austin Marathon. Temperatures were some of the highest on race record, soaring into the upper 80s with an even higher percentage of humidity, up to 95% at one point.
Texas Orthopedics’ board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Scott Smith, addressed the importance of hydration, and other pre- and post-marathon tips for runners, on Fox 7 Good Day Austin the day before the race.
He stressed hydration before, during, and after the race and said that most runners would experience some type of minor injury such as muscle aches and strains,blisters, chafing, or damaged toenails.
To watch Dr. Smith’s interview on Fox 7, click here.