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Rehab to Racing open water swims; a new, safe swimming alternative for Northern Virginia Triathletes and long distance swimmers

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Rehab to Racing (“R2R”) announces OPEN WATER SWIMMING AT MILLBROOK QUARRY Beginning Sunday May 17, 2009, 2:30-4:30PM Supervised open water swim opportunity for Northern Virginia Triathletes and long distance swimmers. Learn techniques to help you in open water triathlons and swimming races. These sessions can really give you a “leg up” on your competition and

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Triathlon fatalities primarily in the swim portion of the race

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TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau is asked, “Why do the majority of Triathlon fatalities occur during the swim portion of the race, when competitors are still fresh, and are not at risk for overheating or orthopedic injury ?” Statistically, almost all the fatalities reported in multi-sport events in the United States have been from the often frantic,

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Virginia Sports Injury Lawyer Doug Landau looks at new study suggesting Triathlons can pose deadly heart risks

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Following up on the news stories about fatal injuries to multi-sport athletes this Fall, the AP carried a story about a new medical study. Swim-bike-run triathlons pose at least twice the risk of sudden death as marathons do, according to this first study of these competitions. Understand that “twice the risk,” statistically speaking, may still

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Physical Education teacher's family awarded death benefits for after school student-faculty basketball game fatality

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In this very sad case, the decedent was a physical education teacher at a Tidewater area Middle School. He collapsed during an after-school student/faculty basketball game. He ran up and down the court once and collapsed and then died. The claim by the teacher’s widow and children was denied by his employer and their third

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Workers Compensation Commission rules "no foul" in insurance company's denial of Wal-Mart basketball player's injury claim

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In a split decision, the Full Commission ruled on March 4th that a Wal-Mart employee who was injured in a company team’s charity game was NOT entitled to workers comp benefits. In a 2-1 decision, the VWC concluded “the claimant did not prove that the employer mandated, encouraged or promoted his participation at the game

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