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UPMC Sports Medicine to Host Second Free Training Seminar for 2011 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

WHAT: “Twelve Weeks and Counting,” the second of four free training seminars for participants in the 2011 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, hosted by UPMC Sports Medicine

WHO: Speakers will include Abe Friedman, M.D., UPMC Shadyside cardiologist and longtime marathon runner; Aimee Kimball, Ph.D., director of mental training at UPMC Sports Medicine; and Chris D'Antonio, R.N., an athletic trainer with UPMC Sports Medicine

WHEN: 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19

WHERE: LHAS Auditorium, UPMC Montefiore, 3459 Fifth Ave., Oakland

WHY: Runners getting ready for the marathon will learn basic information and exclusive training tips.

Specific topics will include:

  • “Training for your first marathon,” presented by Dr. Friedman
  • “Common injuries and treatments,” presented by Mr. D’Antonio

Visit for tips on marathon training, preparation and recovery. For additional training tips and other information about UPMC Sports Medicine’s involvement in the Pittsburgh Marathon, as well as updates from the medical tent on race day, follow @UPMCSportsMed on Twitter.

As medical sponsor of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Sports Medicine will provide free training seminars for marathon participants, as well as medical support along the race course and at the start and finish lines. With UPMC’s Department of Emergency Medicine, UPMC Sports Medicine will assemble a team of medical volunteers from UPMC, other local hospitals, the City of Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and other local EMS departments to provide medical care to the thousands of runners on race day. UPMC Sports Medicine is the official medical provider for the event, as it has been since the first Pittsburgh Marathon in 1985.

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