Run the Good Race

Oct. 2, 2005

Runners, both competitive and recreational, are invited to join National Distance Running Hall of Famer Alberto Salazar Thursday, Oct. 6, at the free motivational seminar, “Run the Good Race,” staged by UI Sports Medicine.

The seminar will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Sahai Auditorium of the UI Carver College of Medicine. To register, call UI Health Access at 384-8442 or (800) 777-8442.

Salazar established six United States and one world record during his brilliant running career. His first marathon was the fastest debut at the time and his victory over Dick Beardsley in the 1982 Boston Marathon was hailed as the most memorable battle in that event’s history.

Joining Salazar at the seminar will be Stan James, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon who studied running gaits and was involved in the prototype shoe designs for Nike.

Salazar and James will be joined by Ned Amendola, M.D., director of UI Sports Medicine, and physical therapist Dick Evans.

Topics to be covered include running like a champion, how to approach training or injury prevention, common examples of overuse injuries, and finding and correcting muscle imbalances.