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Warming up for Spring: Triathlon Training and Injury Prevention

Scores of New York City Triathletes to Convene

New York, NY—March 2, 2006

Even with the impending snow storm looming over New York, nearly 100 enthusiastic triathletes are expected to attend a prep session at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery on medical issues that may arise while training for, and competing in, a triathlon.

Medical experts and triathlon coaches from across the city will address the following topics:


  • How to recognize early injuries and prevent them from occurring
  • Medical issues for triathletes, including nutrition and injury prevention: Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, shin splints, shoulder and hamstring injuries
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises to prevent and manage injuries



In addition, the event will include:

  • Live patient evaluation and patient video demonstrations
  • A panel discussion with New York City triathlon coaches (with audience participation)


Thursday, March 2, 2006
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70 Street, NYC (York Ave. & FDR Dr.) Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd FL



  • Triathletes and other athletes looking for training guidance for spring and summer triathlons
  • Triathlon coaches from across New York City
    • Jay Borok, coach, Team-in-Training
    • Robert Pennino, head coach, Terrier Tri
    • Lee Silverman, JackRabbit Sports
    • Christophe Vandaele, Swim, Bike, and Run (SBR)
  • Doctors and triathlon medical professionals
    • Jordan Metzl, MD, assistant attending physician and pediatrician as well as the medical director and co-founder of the Sports Medicine Institute for Young Athletes at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to his medical career, Dr. Metzl is an avid sports enthusiast; he is a 25-time marathon runner and a 4-time Ironman triathlete. Dr. Metzl is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Young Athlete, A Sports Doctor's Complete Guide for Parents, published by Little Brown in 2002.
    • Dr. Paul Weiss, senior director, Asphalt Green, director, Triathlon Training Institute
    • Cynthia Gormezano, PT is a licensed physical therapist and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She created Cynergy Physical Therapy and has worked with athletes of all ages, professional and amateur.


The Sports Medicine Institute for Young Athletes at Hospital for Special Surgery is one of the first sports medicine centers dedicated to the treatment of sports injuries in youth and adolescent athletes.


About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the eighth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.


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