Monday, October 19, 2009

Whatever Doesn't Kill You ...

... will give you leg cramps. Or maybe it will kill you after all:

Three men died within 16 minutes of each other while running a marathon in Detroit, officials said.

Temperatures were cool and emergency personnel stationed throughout the course were able to reach all three men seconds after they collapsed on Sunday morning, race officials said.
Weird. Sad. Whether distance running is good for the heart is sometimes thrashed out in the press, and likely will be again after what happened in Detroit, but my working hypothesis continues to be that distance running is a net good for health.

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