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Tokyo Marathon canceled for most runners in an effort to slow coronavirus

Runners start the Tokyo Marathon in front of the Tokyo Government Office building in Tokyo on March 3, 2019. The city is reducing the amount of participants for the upcoming 2020 Marathon as a result of the coronavirus. Kazuhiro Nogi | AFP | Getty Images The Tokyo Marathon Foundation announced Monday that its annual race… Read More »

Study: Older, slower, first-time marathon runners can add years to their lives

LONDON — First-time marathon runners can add years to their lives and reap the health rewards of lower blood pressure and healthier arteries, even if they take on the challenge in mid- to later life, research showed on Monday. “It appears to never be too late,” said co-lead researcher Charlotte Manisty of University College London.… Read More »

Pre-race screening of runners could reduce life-threatening health issues

(Reuters Health) – – As long-distance races like half-marathons and full marathons become more popular, race organizers and medical directors should consider using online medical screening to identify risky runners and avert medical emergencies, researchers say. After a four-year trial of online pre-race screening and education of non-professional runners in South Africa, rates of overall… Read More »