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What: Dr. George Wortley “Tarahumara : Lessons Learned”
When: TOMORROW Wednesday February 24th @ 5:00pm
Where: The School of Medicine Claude Moore (Medical Education 3rd floor) Auditorium off JPA near the hospital.

Interested in trail running, ultra running, wilderness medicine, or mexico? This is an exciting opportunity to hear from a local outdoor medicine explorer and extreme runner. Dr. George Wortley has been making regular medical trip to the Tarahumara tribe in Mexico’s Copper Canyon for the past 19 years. They are the tribe made famous in recent years by the best selling book “Born to Run”. Over the years Dr Wortley has learned a few lessons about medicine and life in general from the Tarahumara. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and a presenter at several Wilderness Medical Society meetings and courses. For the past 27 years he has been a faculty member for the Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency.

Dr Wortley has practiced and taught medicine in the far corners of our planet, we are truly lucky for the opportunity to hear him talk at our own institution and gain from his incredibly rare knowledge base. For those who are not necessarily interested in Wilderness Medicine but are interested in running, Born to Run is recognized as the most influential running book of our generation in large part due to the story of the seemingly inhuman running abilities of the Tarahumara. Dr Wortley’s knowledge of this tribe, as well as his position as medical director for many endurance events, should ensure that his talk is quite beneficial for the distance athlete as well.

See you there!





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