Here's What Running Marathons Does to Your Body

by Byrdie


It seems like 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 26.2 miles 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, the best-selling author of The Positive Power of Fitness ($12), a certified trainer, and the ISSA director of wellness, to get to the bottom of it.

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This story was originally published on November 25, 2015.

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