asthmaAsthma and Athletics

A number of leading British athletes such as Paula Radcliffe, Laura Trott, Jo Pavey, Andrew Baddeley, Greg Rutherford, Michael Rimmer, Adam Gemili, and Laura Weightman have asthma.  They’re great examples of how those with asthma can still enjoy exercise if they get their symptoms under control.

Asthma UK's website includes a dedicated Exercise and Activities page which offers lots of tips on exercising safely with asthma.

Note: athletes with asthma need to tell doping control officials about the medication they are taking - further information from UK Anti Doping