Supporting Iwan Thomas at the London Marathon 2011

By May 9, 2011 News No Comments

Continuing their work with elite sports, Doctor Akbar de Medici, Medical Director at the Compression Advisory (, was called upon, not for the first time, by Iwan Thomas, 400 metre sprint UK and Commonwealth Games record holder, to fit him with their clinically proven graduated sports compression socks.

Iwan, with the support of the Compression Advisory, entered his 3rd Marathon this year. He is one of a number of top athletes who are big fans of gctech™ compression socks. Iwan wore his gctech™ socks prior to the race (after working the London Marathon show), to keep his legs in tip-top condition; during the marathon, helping alleviate the strain that endurance running puts the body through; and after the race to help him recuperate, Iwan noted that his aching limbs recovered more quickly than would ordinarily be the case; he even collected his medal in them!

Iwan is one of millions of people who suffer from tightness and soreness in his calves and he considers gctech™ compression socks to be a valuable part of his running kit. By boosting the body’s circulation and removing all the waste products that build over time, fresh, oxygen rich blood flows to the vital muscle groups, helping to ease the pain and make the lower limbs more comfortable.

Dr Akbar de Medici, advisor to UK Athletics, comments, “It’s not uncommon for people training for competitive events to put their bodies under pressure and running is a prime example of when the legs take most of the strain of the sport. Correct fitting is key to ensuring that wearers of gctech™ socks receive all the benefits that come with the product, and that’s part of the service we offer. I see a lot of athletes who experience discomfort whilst competing and recovering from competition; I am delighted to say that Iwan made a full recovery in a quicker time this year, with minimal aches and pains.”


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