Flying Pig Marathon Issues Swine Flu Response

It's not only the pork industry that is concerned about the Swine Flulabel. Folks at the Flying Pig Marathon are also concerned, though it actually has little to do with the name of the Cincinnati race.

Believe it or not, the Flying Pig Marathon takes place this Sunday in Cincinnati, so race organizers wanted to make sure that the Swine Flu news didn't hurt runner attendance.

"With reports of scattered outbreaks of swine flu in the United States surfacing over this past weekend, we understand that participants in the upcoming Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon may be hesitant to travel and spend time with a large group of people from around the country and around the world," said Dr. Jon Devine, medical director of the race. "Be assured that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has NOT told travelers to change any plans. Because these running and walking events are held outside, and the crowds are not confined to one hotel or one inside area, the chances of coming in contact with someone who is sick are remote."

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