Caring for the ultramarathon athlete has its own unique concerns and challenges that are not commonly seen or taught to medical providers. This course will teach you what you need to know to deliver the most appropriate medical care on race day.
The Ultramarathon Medical Care course is perfect for medical providers, educated athletes, race directors, and coaches.
Please note that the program was initially prepared in early 2016, and is based upon information that was available at that time. We have performed some minor updates, and if the interest in these training videos is high, we will periodically update and expand on the information provided here.
3 Hours; Entirely Self-Paced
Most Common Ultramarathon Medical Problems
Life Threatening Ultramarathon Medical Issues
Additional donations are appreciated to further support the efforts of the Ultra Sports Science Foundation and the Ultra Medical Team. Proceeds directed to “Medical Training Videos” will be split between the Ultra Sports Science Foundation and the Ultra Medical Team, both non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status offering possible tax benefits. Donate here.
Marty Hoffman, MD, FACSM
Marty is among the relatively small group of individuals who have sustained ultramarathon running for over 30 years. He has had modest success as a runner with the occasional victory, including winning the Grand Master division at the 2008 USATF National 100 Mile Trail Championship. For a decade, he focused on cross-country ski racing, and was a multiple time top-200 (“Elite Wave”) finisher at the American Birkebeiner. But, he derives greater personal satisfaction from generating new knowledge that may benefit others, particularly those who enjoy exploring their limits. In this regard, he has published more than 150 original scientific papers and is frequently invited to share this information around the world.
Nick Nudell, MS, NRP, FACPE
Nick has been a paramedic for many years working on building equitable and sustainable emergency care systems in rural and remote areas. Although he is not a particularly gifted athlete, that has not stopped him from attempting a number of challenging mountainous 50 and 100 mile races in addition to single and multi-day solo fastpack efforts. Through the Ultra Medical Team, he has directed medical operations for more than 50 races (from trail marathons to 200 mile trail races) in North America and has led a team of more than 100 dedicated volunteers.
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