Category Archives: Exercise: Marathons

California man close to running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Tim Durbin is the only American competing in the World Marathon Challenge that started last Saturday and ends in … Continue reading

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Adidas ‘Ultra Boost’ sneakers: a marathoner’s dream?

When Adidas came out with what it called the world’s most high-tech sneaker two years ago, it was unclear if the embedded “energy boosters” — basically bits of bouncy styrofoam — into the sole was just a gimmick, or could … Continue reading

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Back pain surgery outcomes no different than non-surgical outcomes

January 9, 2015- For patients with spinal stenosis, long-term outcomes are comparable with surgery or conservative treatment, reports a study in the January 15 issue of Spine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters … Continue reading

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How Running a Marathon Each Day for 4 ½ Months Affects Body and Mind

Newswise — MAYWOOD, Il. – In the upcoming Race Across USA, ultra-endurance athletes will run a marathon a day as they cover 3,080 miles from California to Maryland. The event will offer researchers a unique opportunity to study the physical … Continue reading

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Does a run/walk strategy decrease cardiac stress during a marathon in non-elite runners?

J Sci Med Sport. 2014 Nov 13. pii: S1440-2440(14)00218-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.11.010. [Epub ahead of print] Does a run/walk strategy decrease cardiac stress during a marathon in non-elite runners? Hottenrott K1, Ludyga S2, Schulze S3, Gronwald T4, Jäger FS5. Author information … Continue reading

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Running, blisters, and tape: a new study

Runners who used paper tape on one foot during extra-long marathons still ended up with painful blisters, according to a new study. While the runners reported blisters on their taped feet, the vast majority said they’d used the product again. … Continue reading

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Runners in their forties dominate ultra-marathons

Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2014 Mar;69(3):203-11. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2014(03)11. Runners in their forties dominate ultra-marathons from 50 to 3,100 miles. Zingg MA1, Rüst CA1, Rosemann T1, Lepers R2, Knechtle B3. Author information 1University of Zurich, Institute of General Practice and for Health … Continue reading

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Marathon runners’ times develop in a U shape

Spanish researchers have demonstrated that the relationship between marathon running times and the age of the athlete is U-shaped. The work shows the unusual fact that it takes an 18-year-old athlete the same amount of time to finish a marathon … Continue reading

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Endurance training is hampered by vitamin C and E supplements: Norwegian School of Sport Sciences study

Vitamin C and E supplements may blunt the improvement of muscular endurance – by disrupting cellular adaptions in exercised muscles – suggests a new study published today [3 February] in The Journal of Physiology. As vitamin C and E supplements … Continue reading

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Unlike male counterparts, female African marathoners no better than non-Africans

Open Access J Sports Med. 2013 Jul 24;4:183-92. doi: 10.2147/OAJSM.S45918. Performance and age of African and non-African runners in half- and full marathons held in Switzerland, 2000-2010. Aschmann A1, Knechtle B2, Cribari M1, Rüst CA1, Onywera V3, Rosemann T1, Lepers … Continue reading

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Marathons can harm heart, especially in less prepared runners

Heart muscle changes are more common and widespread in runners with lower fitness and less training, according to new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology Investigators who studied a group of recreational marathon runners have established that strenuous exercise … Continue reading

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Long-distance running ups incontinence risk, says new study

Newswise — MAYWOOD – While many marathon runners may be preoccupied with shin splints, chafing and blisters come race day, one thing they may not consider is their bladder health. “The added stress on the body that comes with running … Continue reading

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Exercise related cardiac arrests are misleading, don’t tell whole story

People who have a cardiac arrest during or shortly after exercise are three times more likely to survive than those who have a cardiac arrest that is not exercise related, according to research presented at the ESC Congress 2012 today. … Continue reading

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