Competing risks of mortality with marathons: retrospective analysis.

  title={Competing risks of mortality with marathons: retrospective analysis.},
  author={Donald A Redelmeier and Jerry A. Greenwald},
  volume={335 7633},
OBJECTIVE To determine from a societal perspective the risk of sudden cardiac death associated with running in an organised marathon compared with the risk of dying from a motor vehicle crash that might otherwise have taken place if the roads had not been closed. DESIGN Population based retrospective analysis with linked ecological comparisons of sudden death. SETTING Marathons with at least 1000 participants that had two decades of history and were on public roads in the United States… CONTINUE READING