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Reston Sprint Triathlon raises money for Cornerstones

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A great local event that raises money for a Reston area charity is the Reston Sprint Triathlon. This community event starts with a 400 meter swim in Lake Newport Pool.   Participants then get on their bicycles for three loops around Reston Parkway, Wiehle and Baron Cameron Roads, before running a hilly 5km on paved

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Recumbent Bikes – Legal in Triathlon ?

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Not every multisport athlete is able to swim, bike or run without some accommodation due to injury, congenital health condition or disease. But the balance between allowing everyone to participate in “the multisport lifestyle” and protecting the competition from unfair advantage means that USA Triathlon (“USAT”), the governing body of the sport, must balance safety

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More Details on Fairfax County’s Master Bike Plan

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During the first quarter of 2013, we can expect to get some more details about Fairfax County’s Master Bike Plan when the county’s Bicycle Program division will make its presentation to the Planning Commission. Herndon Bike Injury lawyer Doug Landau hopes to see plans for more education about bike safety. “Bike safety on the roads

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Take Me Out at the Ball Game ?!!?

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Does a spectator sitting in the grandstand hit by a ball at a baseball game stand a chance at a lawsuit? In the summer of 2010, a trip to the ball park for a Georgia man and his 6-year -old daughter turned disastrous.  According to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a “line drive sliced

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Not Racing ? Landau ? Really ?

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Here’s the facts, since the Reston Triathlon 9/9/12, I have not engaged in ANY run training on dry land.  AND, even though I raced in several 5kms and Sprint Triathlons in order to get in the minimum 5 races in the Virginia Triathlon Series, I have not done ANY running since 10/7/2012 !!! In fact,

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"Helmet a Day" Campaign Reaches Loudoun County

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After last year’s success in educating students about brain injury and giving out free bicycle helmets, a goal of 365 helmets was set for 2012.  The campaign was to be “a helmet a day” to protect school children from preventable head injury.  Setting goals and achieving them is a common occurrence at the Herndon law

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Virginia Triathlon Series ends in Bumpass

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Needing one more race to have the mandatory minimum number to qualify for the Virginia Triathlon Series (“VTS”) age group awards, Doug Landau had his heel taped up and travelled down to Boxley Cove in Bumpass, Virginia for the final event of the season.  The Giant Acorn Sprint Triathlon was held on a cold, rainy

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German biker hit by truck on rural Virginia road

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Virginia bikers sent me word of a German biker struck by a truck and now on life support at Carillion hospital in Roanoke. This brought back sad memories of being called to INOVA Fairfax Hospital after my clients, who were also in the United States for bike touring, were struck on Route 55 in Fauquier

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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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