Here's What Running Marathons Does to Your Body

by Byrdie
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It seems anymore that our Instagram and Facebook feeds are flooded with people who are either training for or who have just finished running a marathon. But we've got to hand it to them, especially since running 42 kms straight is definitely no easy feat. The marathon bandwagon also seems like a positive "trend" to jump on, since it gets your heart pounding, your muscles moving, and your blood flowing. However, running so many miles for such a consistent period of time has us wondering if there are any serious bodily dangers involved. To find out more, we turned to John Rowley, best-selling author of The Positive Power of Fitness ($15), certified trainer, and ISSA director of wellness to get to the bottom it.

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