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Report Shows Heart Damage Does Not Last For Runners

A new study reveals that heart damange may occur for some runners, however the effects are not sustained.

In a study from Canada, researchers have found that runners may incur some heart damange after a long-distance race, but the damange is not long-lasting.  The issue has been in the limelight since the death of national-class marathoner Ryan Shay in the 2008 US Olympic Team Trials Men’s Marathon.  With all of the recent worries about health and marathoning it is nice to see a study with positive news.  We hope to see more studies that will help calm the fears of runners and non-runners alike.

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