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Date:8/1/2013

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Weinhold's dream came true in relentless rain, intermittent snow and four inches of mud, high up a peak in the French Alps.

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The long-distance runner from Doylestown, Pa., had qualified in 2012 for the ultimate endurance race, the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, or UTMB. The 104-mile trek through France, Switzerland and Italy leads an elite field of runners up and down the heights surrounding Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. Those who finish the race will have climbed more than 31,500 feet – almost half a mile higher than Mount Everest – in total altitude by the time they complete the circuit.

As he battled through the lofty course, Weinhold relied heavily on a product in his pack that he once thought he didn't need: Heat Guard®. Produced by Mission Pharmacal Company, the tablets release sodium and potassium chloride slowly, to replenish the body's essential electrolytes lost through sustained exertion.

The over-the-counter tablets had become Weinhold's secret weapon as he tackled one of the world's superlative endurance competitions. And despite its name, Heat Guard was critical during the 2012 UTMB, which had to be revised at the last minute to a 62-mile course solely in France because of a wintry storm that swept in on the eve of the race.

"Heat Guard is mostly meant for when it's very hot and you're sweating a lot," said Weinhold, 43. "But it was solid rain and cold, and when you're wearing Gore-Tex and multiple layers and your body's engine is working hard, you're going to sweat a lot."

Weinhold took Heat Guard about every 45 minutes during the race, a strateg
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