Marathons, Injuries in

The marathon is a long-distance race that has boomed in world popularity since the early 1970s and is considered by many to be the ultimate challenge in physical endurance. The annual number of marathon finishes in the United States alone is nearly half a million a year. It was not until the 1970s that women became formally involved in the sport of marathon racing, and the distance was added to the Olympics in 1984. The expansion of marathon participation is due in large part to the number of women who ...

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