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Yesterday we looked at the possible causes for the deaths of swimmers in Triathlon and other open water competition. Pre-existing cardiac conditions may be one plausible theory. One such pre-existing condition could be “Long QT syndrome.” This is an “inherited defect in heart rhythm that predisposes to syncope without warning (sudden fainting spells), dizziness, palpitations,

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Swimming Deaths in Triathlon – Possible Causes

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Having discussed the triathlon swimming deaths with USAT CEO Rob Urbach, family of the athletes and read the accounts of these tragedies, there are several facts that perhaps point to a reason for these “unexplained fatalities.” The sport of Triathlon is very safe, as USAT sanctioned races have a number of rules in place to

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RECALL: Embark Resistance Cords from Target

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As of September 9th Target issued a voluntary recall of about 447,000 units of one of their products. The Embark Resistance Cords were sold between July 2009 and August 2011. It has since been discovered there is a defect in the plastic ball which was used to create a door-hold. The plastic ball’s defect can

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"IOUs" on a Bike Crash Case Settlement or Verdict

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After a bike crash, the main focus of the biker’s attention should be getting well. However, medical bills and other expenses add up in serious in jury cases. Many Landau Law Shop clients have health, workers compensation and other insurance coverage for these bills. Under many states’ laws, government and some private insurance plans have

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Reston Triathlon a Dry Duathlon !

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After torrential rains, the 28th Reston Triathlon was a sunny Run-Bike-Run Duathlon. The opening run from South Lakes High School through the trails of Reston, Virginia was conducted using the same heats as the swim waves. The fast 3-lap bicycle portion was longer since bikers were not starting from Lake Audubon. The 10km running course

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Mandatory Bike Helmet Safety Inspection Fight !

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Volunteering at the Annual Reston Triathlon packet pick up is generally a jolly experience at South Lakes High School. Herndon Virginia bicycle safety lawyer Doug Landau jokes with triathletes about their head protection, especially those that are “fragrant,” “colorful,” “battle scarred” and unique. However, the Landau Law Shop has seen the havoc a bike crash

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SPOKES magazine features "Bicycling Barrister" Landau

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Spokes Magazine, the Mid-Atlantic’s biker’s best friend, sent a reporter out to interview Herndon Reston area injury lawyer Doug Landau this summer. However, rather than sit on the front port rocking chairs of the “Law Shop” and be interviewed, Landau rode with reporter Brenda Ruby in a Reston Bike Club evening ride. Afterwards, they went

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