Marathons and risks

The first person to run the Marathon was said to be Pheidippides, a Greek messenger sent from the town of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon in August or September, 490 BC. It is said that he ran the entire distance without stopping. In additon…

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Marathon running and sudden deaths

Exercise is an integral element in the advise for a healthy and long life. There are those , including myself who love running and run or ran marathons.The distance is considerable and the training demanding. People die on such runs.It is therefore interesting to read a paper which studies marathon running and the chances of…

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