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If you enjoyed endurance sports like running, bicycling, rowing, cross-country skiing, triathlons or any other demanding activity, you still can with a stoma. Just take a few precautions and you’ll be ready to conquer any endurance challenge.
If you participate in endurance sports, you might worry that you can’t continue with a stoma. Or maybe you feel a renewed determination after your surgery and want to take up a new physical challenge. This can lead to ambitious goals, like running a marathon, joining a century bike ride, finishing an obstacle course race or participating in other organised races or events.
If you’re an endurance athlete, or an aspiring one, here are a few things to keep in mind.
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