oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Marathon runners: Excessive distances are major causes of injury
|Article Title||Marathon runners: Excessive distances are major causes of injury|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 South African Boxing Board of Control & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Sports Medicine Clinics at Wits University, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Pages||4 - 5|
|Keyword(s)||Abnormal pronation of foot, Aetiological factors, Biomechanical abnormalities, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Comrades national race, Electromyographical studies, Overuse injuries, Patella malignant syndromes, Pathological classifications of injuries, Stretching exercise, Ultradistance runners and Weakness of quadriceps|
Long distance running and jogging have become increasingly popular in the last few years. With this increase in the number of runners on our roads, there has been a proportionate increase in the number of injuries.
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