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Vitamin D supplementation in collegiate swimmers and divers

Posted on: April 19, 2013   by  John Cannell, MD


Who remembers Bob Beamon? Back in 1968, Bob Beamon set the world record in the long jump at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. He bested the existing record by almost 2 feet. Unlike all other Olympics from the mid-50s to the mid-80s, athletes had to come early to Mexico City early to get acclimatized to the 7,000 foot altitude. In doing so, the outdoor athletes from around the world soaked up the vitamin D producing sunlight. Do you remember how many world records (all in outdoor sports) were set in Mexico City?

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1 Response to Vitamin D supplementation in collegiate swimmers and divers

  1. Rita and Misty

    I wonder how many university level coaches are vitamin d intelligent? High school coaches and athletic departments as well….

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