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Scientists will test the impact of marathon participation on runners' health

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Published Sept. 28, 2023 11:40

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The 15th edition of Silesia Marathon 2023 will start this Sunday (October 1), with more than 7,000 people taking part in the event. However, before the marathoners line up at the start line, some of them will undergo cardiological tests. In this way, researchers at the Silesian Medical University in Katowice want to check what effect participating in the marathon has on the health of the runners. The examinations will begin as early as September 28 (Thursday) at 4:30 p.m. SUM experts and runners can be met in front of the Silesian Stadium.


- Running in Poland has become a mass sport and attendance at half-marathons and marathons continues to grow. It is worth noting, however, that many people practice the sport amateurishly, which also means that runners whose bodies are not adapted to such a large physical effort are not infrequently lined up at the starting line, says Andrzej Tomasik, MD, a cardiologist at the Silesian Medical University in Katowice, and adds: - Physica...

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