Is running a marathon too risky? I have several friends who get really worried when I tell them I’m training for another endurance event.
Sure, we all read the headlines about the runners who die during marathons. Some of those deaths are preventable. One of my co-workers, Telemundo news anchor and marathoner Karla Leal, looked into the risks associated with running marathons and the common mistakes runners make that could lead to injury or even death.
What do you think? Are marathoners taking too big of a risk?
Update: A friend sent this blog my way. It details a report published in The New England Journal of Medicine on the risks of long distance running. I think the stats help put into perspective the likelihood of a runner dying during a marathon.