Marathon Madness – Facts, Questions and Tips

Marathon Madness

Over the last few decades the popularity of running as a recreational activity has grown exponentially with the introduction of the big city marathons and increased awareness of the health benefits associated with physical activity. Unfortunately with the increase in participation has come an increase in running-related injuries. Studies have shown that the yearly incidence of running injuries is between 37-56%. Between 70-80% of running injuries occur from the knee downwards, the knee itself being the most common site with an incidence rate of between 25 to 42%.

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