Is there an association between endurance sports and poor oral health? Do all of the sugary drinks and gels combine to put athletes at risk for cavities and gum disease? Dr. Ian Needleman is an oral surgery professor in London, England and an ultra runner and he joins me to discuss this topic in the medical segment. Plus, Jim Vance has a well deserved reputation as one of the best coaches at developing young talent and producing champions. His most famous charge of late is olympian and newly minted 70.3 World championship silver medalist Ben Kanute. Jim joins me to talk about the state of coaching, how the sport is evolving with stellar performances from so many at the longer distances and what we can look forward to in the future.
[07:04]- Ian Needleman and a discussion of oral health