oa South African Medical Journal - Renal function in marathon runners

Volume 45, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Thirty-one competitors in a particularly strenuous 54mile marathon race had their renal function assessed before and after the event. Seventy per cent of them had red cells in their urine and 60% showed proteinuria after the event, but in most cases the urine returned to normal apart from a trace of protein after 24 hours.

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