27 Feb '15, 8pm

What Kind of Runner is Most Likely to Get Injured?

Roughly 70 percent of runners will get injured at some point in their life, according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. To address that staggering statistic, hundreds of scientific studies delve into the plight of the sidelined runner. Now, researchers from the Netherlands have combed through the massive body of running-injury literature, hoping to root out patterns to keep runners on the road. The raw data, compiled from 15 previous longitudinal studies, points to more than a dozen traits likely to sideline runners. The one with the strongest evidence? Runners who’ve already been injured are at a higher risk to suffer the same malady. “Our findings showed that for both men and women it is very important that when they have been injured before, they should be careful when starting to run again,” the study’s lead author Maarten van der Worp sa...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-prevention-recovery/wh...

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