Medical Information

Meet our Medical Director: Benjamin Bring, DO

Benjamin Bring, DO is a board-certified physician in both family and sports medicine and currently serves as Program Director and Osteopathic Track Program Director at Dublin Methodist Family Medicine Residency in Dublin, Ohio.

“As a former high school and college athlete, I learned quickly that regular exercise (especially running) is one of the best things you can do for your overall health and wellness. As a family and sports medicine physician, I teach the benefits of running and exercise to my patients and help them get back into running should an injury occur. The OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon is a great way to get our community involved in a fun running event and teach about the importance of regular exercise. I am thrilled to see how popular running has become in athletes of all ages as it is a great lifelong form of exercise. As a former competitive track athlete and now as a recreational runner I am honored to serve as the Medical Director of the OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon!”

Special Interests:

  • Treating athletes of all ages — especially runners!
  • Practicing preventative medicine through exercise, strength training, and nutrition
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Teaching medical students, residents, and sports medicine fellows
  • Medical accupuncture

Sports Medicine Involvement:

  • Medical Director, OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon
  • Medical Director, Arnold Sports Festival
  • Medical Director, Columbus Marathon
  • Head Team Physician, Central Crossing High School
  • Head Team Physician, Columbus Academy
  • OhioHealth Sports Medicine Institute Member

Mass Event Coverage Experience:

  • 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago
  • IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon
  • OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon
  • Warmup for Boston Marathon
  • USA Junior Triathlon National Championships
  • 2014 Division III Track and Field National Championships


Fellowship: Riverside Methodist Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship
Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency
Medical School: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Denison University
High School: Columbus Academy

Participant Responsibilities

  • Consult your physician.
  • Fill out the Emergency Information and Medical History form on the reverse of your bib number.
  • Listen to the weather forecast. Know the risks and plan accordingly when running during hot or cold conditions. Both heat-related injuries and hyponatremia are life-threatening conditions. Adjust your race and hydration plan accordingly.
  • Develop and implement your individual plan for hydration. Be prepared to adjust your plan given the weather conditions and how you are feeling during the race.
  • If you experience or feel you are about to experience a medical problem, ask for help immediately. It is foolish and dangerous to abuse your body.
  • Help your fellow participants.