This month’s AISTS Sport Medicine Podcast will be talking about marathon running. The science says you shouldn’t run a marathon but AISTS participants from the 2018 class, Michael Collins & Olivia Dilorati, say you should. Who is right? 

Marathon running is stressful on the body but does the damage caused to the body outweighs the benefits?  The human race has evolved to run. Running is healthy however we did not evolve to run 42km on a tarmac surface and science seems to suggest we shouldn’t be running such long distances. This podcast will look at the impacts marathon running has on the main systems of the body and outline the damage caused; while also discussing the personal experiences we have had as runners. Listen to this month’s podcast to find out if the science is right or not.   

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