How running supplements can help the modern runner

What place do running supplements and medicines have in a healthy life and fair sport? It’s a question often asked about other high stress and high energy sport. Running is a sport that doesn’t require any special skill or equipment. But as soon as increased speed or distances are attempted niggling injuries can start to appear, and these are compounded if fatigue sets in and a runner may even become ill. To defend yourself from these everyday hazard of the running life you may very well need to take some running supplements.

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Could running supplements trigger a doping scandal?

The doping scandal uncovered by the revelation of state sponsored cheating during the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi shocked the sporting world. A few months later, the entire Russian track and field team was banned from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and there was a strong possibility that the entire Russian team could have been excluded from every event in the summer Olympics, the world’s premier sporting festival. With intense scrutiny of every drink or food that might possibly give an athlete an edge over his or her rival, it is inevitable that questions are asked about supplements being used by runners.

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