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Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and the Rate of Unsuccessful Completion of a Marathon Run at a Latitude Greater than 40 Degrees

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Orthopedic Surgery

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Description:

A person running a marathon in a latitude greater than 40 degrees during the spring or early summer may not be acclimatized to warmer temperatures. This can result in a large number of people collapsing and requiring medical attention. Roberts developed an equation for estimating the number of runners who will not complete a course based on the wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT).

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