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Water and sodium intake habits and status of ultra-endurance runners during a multi-stage ultra-marathon conducted in a hot ambient environment: an observational field based study

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, January 2013
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Title
Water and sodium intake habits and status of ultra-endurance runners during a multi-stage ultra-marathon conducted in a hot ambient environment: an observational field based study
Published in
Nutrition Journal, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-12-13
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Authors

Ricardo JS Costa, Ana Teixeira, Luis Rama, Abigail JM Swancott, Lisa D Hardy, Benjamin Lee, Vera Camões-Costa, Samantha Gill, Jessica P Waterman, Emily C Freeth, Edel Barrett, Joanne Hankey, Slawomir Marczak, Encarna Valero-Burgos, Volker Scheer, Andrew Murray, Charles D Thake

Abstract

Anecdotal evidence suggests ultra-runners may not be consuming sufficient water through foods and fluids to maintenance euhydration, and present sub-optimal sodium intakes, throughout multi-stage ultra-marathon (MSUM) competitions in the heat. Subsequently, the aims were primarily to assess water and sodium intake habits of recreational ultra-runners during a five stage 225 km semi self-sufficient MSUM conducted in a hot ambient environment (Tmax range: 32°C to 40°C); simultaneously to monitor serum sodium concentration, and hydration status using multiple hydration assessment techniques.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 108 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 39 35%
Student > Master 17 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 11%
Student > Postgraduate 11 10%
Researcher 8 7%
Other 18 16%
Unknown 7 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 32 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 4%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 8 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 August 2014.
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#2,321,129
of 13,430,567 outputs
Outputs from Nutrition Journal
#509
of 1,078 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,224
of 284,130 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
#53
of 107 outputs
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