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With Record Heat on the Rise, Athletes Need Climate Adaptive Gear

With Record Heat on the Rise, Athletes Need Climate Adaptive Gear

Research has shown that cooling pre-, post-, and during sports or recreation can enable better endurance, higher performance, and faster recovery
 

HONOLULU, Aug. 24, 2021 -- July 2021 was the hottest month on record to date, and the Tokyo Olympics offered a glimpse of what the future of sports may look like as climate change progresses. Reports from the Games were sobering: several competitors passed out or suffered from heatstroke, events and matches were rescheduled to avoid midday heat, and sidelines were dotted with portable AC units and misting stations. And although Olympic athletes had the best cooling technologies available, there were still over 30 instances of heat-related illness.

Taliyah Brooks collapses during the heptathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore due to high temperatures