25 Dec '15, 9pm

Can you guess what the most common newbie injury is?

Can you guess what the most common newbie injury is?

Of more than 900 new runners, 27% got injured during their first year in the sport, and shin splints were the most common injury, according to new research published in PLoS One . Danish researchers followed 933 new runners for a year to see how many got injured, what injuries they incurred, and how long it took the new runners to recover from their injuries. They considered someone a new runner if he or she hadn't run more than 10 kilometers in the preceding year. They defined a running injury as running-induced pain in the legs or lower back severe enough to curtail training (distance, duration, pace or frequency) for at least a week.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/shin-splints-are-mos...

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