25 Jun '11, 1am

Athletes are advised not to swap bibs in competitions to avoid medical complications in emergencies.

Athletes are advised not to swap bibs in competitions to avoid medical complications in emergencies.

This is because information like blood type, drug allergies, medical history and next-of-kin contact details are personalised and unique to each bib number. Participants have to provide such information when they register for races like marathons and triathlons.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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