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Water Intoxication from Distance Running
Youíve been running for miles. You havenít had a sip nor a drop of water or fluid from your kit. Your throat is parched. Your feet are screaming and your back is aching. But you refuse to sit down, to bend over and take a few seconds to rest. In a race, even seconds count. And by the time you reach the finish line, youíre bathed in your sweat and you guzzle down enough water to keep an army of cacti alive for days. Itís a very familiar sight.

What is Distance Running?
Distance running, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica is any foot race that ranges from 3,000 meters to 42,195 kilometers (basic length for marathon). It includes sprints, middle distance, long distance, marathon, ultra running, and multiday running. Olympic events are held on track with length ranges between 5,000 to 10,000-metre races and marathons are held on roads. However, in the book Running, John A. Hawley qualified events from 800 to 5,000 m as 'middle distance' and events at 10,000 m or longer as 'distance' races. Races longer than 42.2 km are considered 'ultra-distance.'

Ironman Triathlon: Distance Running, Swimming and Biking in One
If climbing a few flights of stairs already leaves you panting at the top step, then you would no doubt pass out if you try to finish even the first leg of the Ironman Triathlonóa combination race of long distance running, swimming, and biking, which must be finished all in a row by an individual.


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