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Runners would continue racing if they learned ultras were bad for them, study says - Canadian Running Magazine

Runners would continue racing if they learned ultras were bad for them, study says - Canadian Running Magazine

Would you continue to run if you knew it was bad for your health? A majority of ultrarunners, according to a new study, say yes. Participants of the Ultrarunners Longitudinal TRAcking (ULTRA) study, published as “Ultra-obligatory running among ultramarathon runners ,” were asked “if you were to learn, with absolute certainty, that ultramarathon running is bad for your health, would you stop your ultramarathon training and participation?” Based on 1,349 responses, 74 per cent of runners responded “no.” According to the study, those who answered “no” were less likely to be married, younger, have no children and have a higher personal goal achievement. The study, by Martin Hoffman and Rhonna Krouse, was published in Research in Sports Medicine on Jan. 29, 2018. An ultramarathon is any distance more than a marathon, or 42.2K. Common race distances include 50K, 50 miles, 100K a...

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