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​Runners to Receive Pittsburgh Marathon Training Advice at UPMC Sports Medicine Free Seminar

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WHAT: The UPMC Center for Sports Medicine will continue its tradition of pre-race prep courses by holding the first of multiple Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon seminars, scheduled to follow an organized training run.
WHY: Free informational session with medical, training and equipment experts. Runners/attendees are encouraged to register at
  • Ron DeAngelo, director of sports performance at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on pre-run warm ups to prevent injury.
  • UPMC physical therapist Ashley Young  on top running injuries
  • Dave Spell, coach of Steel City Road Runners Club, on training
  • True Runner’s Ian Shreckengast on appropriate shoes and apparel

WHEN: 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23

WHERE: Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) Auditorium, UPMC Montefiore; Buffalo Street entrance (off Terrace), also known as 7 Main.
Note to Media: To cover this event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Rick Pietzak at 412-523-6922 or