Wow! Race Director Ingo has just announced that the 2009 Trans Europe Footrace will be accompanied by 3 scientists and a mobile MRI machine from the German Research Foundation and the University Hospital of Ulm. They will be scanning participants regularly and doing what sounds like some fascinating research. Scans will include musculosketal system, brain and mind (or whatever's left of it!), heart and cardiovascular system, and body composition. Very cool stuff. I hope it can help me contend with - or at least understand - issues like the shin splints I had to deal with across France.