Running a marathon improves the health of a runner's arteries

07-Jan-2020
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Researchers tested 138 novice runners attempting the London Marathon.
Over six months of training, runners arteries regained some youthful elasticity.
People who were the least fit beforehand appeared to benefit the most.
It took runners between 4.5-5.5 hours, on average, to run the 26.2 miles.

If you have heart disease or other medical conditions, consult your doctor first

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Company British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Academic Charlotte Manisty - Senior Lecturer at University College London and a Consultant Cardiologist

Academia UCL

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