Health

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Running for better health

A few neighbors formed a running group to train for a marathon in 2021. I'm thinking about joining them as I know that running can be good exercise, but I've never run before. Is running a marathon actually good for my health? ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rehabilitation after COVID-19

For some patients who have had COVID-19, symptoms of the disease may last long after the infection is over. These "long haulers," who have what is known as post-COVID syndrome, may need rehabilitation to return to daily activities ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Post-pandemic PTSD? Lessons from a marathon bombing survivor

Seven years ago Wednesday, the unthinkable happened to Bobby O'Donnell: He was nearing the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, where his family was gathered to cheer for him, when terrorist bombs killed three spectators ...

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Marathon

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards), that is usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon (the namesake of the race) to Athens.

The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 500 marathons are contested throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes. Larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.

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