Table 1

‚ÄÉMedical diagnoses in 48 competitors treated in the medical tent at the finish of the 2001 South African Ironman Triathlon

ConditionNo of athletes% of starters
Muscle cramps152.5
Gastrointestinal symptoms101.7
Hypothermia91.5
Exercise associated collapse81.3
Lower back pain20.3
Hypoglycaemia10.2
Asthma10.2
Corneal ulceration10.2
Emotional distress10.2