Here's What Running Marathons Does to Your Body

by Byrdie


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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