How runners can avoid stitches


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  • Friday, 26 Jan 2018

Breathe and run: An expert recommends that you regulate your breathing from the beginning of your run, breathing in and out once every three steps, to prevent stitches. — AFP

It’s the moment every athlete dreads: that stabbing pain below the ribs that signals a stitch.

For long-distance runners, getting a stitch at the wrong time can scupper their race plan.

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