Medical Concerns of Marathons

  title={Medical Concerns of Marathons},
  author={Carrie A. Jaworski},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
  • Carrie A. Jaworski
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Current Sports Medicine Reports
  • One must remember that the first marathon runner, Phidippides, collapsed and died at the finish of his race. Fortunately, death has been an infrequent occurrence in modern day marathons. However, the physical exertion required to complete a marathon coupled with exposure to often harsh environmental conditions and an increase in the number of novice participants makes injuries inevitable. The medical team's main goal is to implement strategies to prevent serious injury and illness through pre… CONTINUE READING
    9 Citations
    Mass Sporting Event Coverage
    Characterization of medical care at the 161-km Western States Endurance Run.
    • 16
    Data Value in Patient Tracking Systems at Racing Events.
    • 1
    Injuries to Runners


    Marathon medical services: strategies to reduce runner morbidity.
    • 33
    Medical and physiological considerations in triathlons
    • 110
    A 12-yr profile of medical injury and illness for the Twin Cities Marathon.
    • W. O. Roberts
    • Medicine
    • Medicine and science in sports and exercise
    • 2000
    • 126
    Risk for sudden cardiac death associated with marathon running.
    • 111
    Managing blisters in competitive athletes.
    • F. Brennan
    • Medicine
    • Current sports medicine reports
    • 2002
    • 30
    Gastrointestinal bleeding during an ultramarathon
    • 55
    Intestinal permeability in runners in the 1996 Chicago marathon.
    • 54
    The Incidence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Manifestations of Hyponatremia in Marathon Runners
    • 183