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Incidence of training-related injuries among marathon runners.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6652397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A questionnaire was sent to all 960 entrants in a major city marathon race to obtain information on training-related injuries. A total of 497 replies were received; of these 287 (58%) had incurred some form of injury during preparation for the race. Seventy-one of these individuals reported more than one injury. Almost all injuries affected the lower limb, with 113 cases (32%) involving pain or disability in the knee. More than half the injured runners (158, 55%) sought no professional advice; approximately half (146, 51%) received no treatment other than rest, which was not generally considered a form of therapy. Only 18 runners (6%) reported no improvement in their condition, while 143 individuals (51%) reported a full recovery. Injury incurred during training was thought by 98 runners (35%) to have had an adverse effect on their racing performance. These results suggest that runners preparing to compete in marathon races can expect their training to be interrupted by injury.
Authors:
R J Maughan; J D Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of sports medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0306-3674     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Sports Med     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-24     Completed Date:  1984-02-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432520     Medline TA:  Br J Sports Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
Female
Great Britain
Humans
Male
Running*
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