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Triathlete injured in New England Race

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While many races start “in water,” there are times and courses where that is not possible.  In a race this summer where very low tides resulted in a several hundred meter sprint from the show to water deep enough to swim, several competitors suffered lacerations from shells below the surface.  One triathlete contacted ABRAMS LANDAU,

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Race Directors safety concerns

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The cycling crashes during the summer’s triathlon in Spotsylvania remind us of the importance of participants’ “previewing” the course before a race. Putting on a running, cycling or triathlon race requires planning, manpower and money. Yet even the most thorough race committee cannot foresee every potential pitfall or weather pattern. In the Fredericksburg area race,

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Looking BOTH ways for both motorized and Non-motorized traffic

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The recent in Alexandria underscores the importance of drivers looking BOTH ways when crossing DC area cycling, skating and running paths. Too often motorists are looking to see vehicular traffic approaching in whatever direction is closest to their car or truck. Northern Virginia drivers tend to pull out to the street without regard for cyclists

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Check out a bike, loan a helmet

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As he has done before, Landau offered her a helmet, since he often travels with spare safety equipment. The West Coast Athlete graciously accepted lawyer Landau’s offer, as was back in the race. The next day her sister returned the Virginia bike safety lawyer’s helmet, and they cheered the other bicycle racers participating in the

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Bicycle Art in Old Town Alexandria

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Bike racks do not have to be ugly metal masses in our city centers. Rather, the places to secure one’s bicycle can be artistic, and even be incorporated into the overall look of the town. While arguing Pre- Trial motions at the Courthouse in Old Town Alexandria, bike crash injury lawyer Doug Landau noticed the

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Evolution Running Coach visits the Landau Law Shop

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Bumping into coach Ken Mierke after a Reston Bike Club ride was quite a surprise to Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau. Mierke, of Fitness Concepts, was one of the first coaches in the area to use sound sports medicine science and regularly perform VO2 Max testing on athletes. Ken is a champion athlete who carried

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After Crash, biker comes back to race

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After a mountain bike crash, the pain, bruising and “road rash” may take several days to peak. Taking some time off and using ice, heat, massage and gentle stretching are all good ideas. However, there are some tough multisport athletes who do not let a bicycle accident slow them down. John Brannock, a former training

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Recumbent bikes may enable cyclists with back pain

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Hampered by back injuries, lumbar pain or degenerative disc disease, many avid bikers have left the sport because of the discomfort caused by road bikes and drop style handlebars. However, a solution may be to change the riding style by chaining the bicycle, according to bike injury lawyer Doug Landau. Taking the pressure off the

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