Medical concerns of marathons

  title={Medical concerns of marathons},
  author={Carrie A. Jaworski},
  journal={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… 

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