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For Austin Marathon medical director, preparedness is everything

Published on February 14, 2017 under CommunityImpact

This Sunday, Dr. Martha Pyron will get to the Austin Marathon finish line at 6 a.m. to make sure as many as 15,000 runners have access to medical help. She’ll stay until the last of the runners has crossed the finish line—the 26.2-mile race begins at 7 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m.—monitoring the athletes and assessing injuries, from a simple blister to a broken bone—or worse, a heart attack. “The vast majority of the people that come into the [medical] tent, it’s [for] something minor,” Pyron said. “The issue is really planning for when those 5,000 people come across in […]

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