Disability Challenges the Ethics of Running Culture

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dc.contributor.author Heger, Amy
dc.contributor.author DeLong, Jenna
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-21T18:22:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-21T18:22:00Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-21T18:22:00Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1300
dc.description Advisor: Catherine Evans en_US
dc.description.abstract This article reviews moral dilemmas the running community is currently facing as a result of the participation of athletes with medical conditions in competitive events. A detailed review of the experiences and treatment of athletes’ with respiratory conditions demonstrates new challenges the sport of running will need to address. Michael McBride and Lyn Cole are two COPD patients that represent the push to accommodate physically disabled athletes. McBride participated in the Boston Marathon, dragging an external oxygen supply behind him on a cart. People with disabilities, like him, are using exercise as an element of their treatment plans. McBride and Cole found that training and participation in competitive running events provides them with motivation and an enjoyable sense of achievement. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, Department of Psychology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2010;29
dc.subject Marathon running en_US
dc.subject Running races en_US
dc.subject Running en_US
dc.subject Athletes with disabilities en_US
dc.title Disability Challenges the Ethics of Running Culture en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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