More Good News If You Are

An elite athlete. Shortly after writing my previous post, suggesting Tour de France riders live longer than normal people, I came across another study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It was entitled "Mortality and health-related habits in 900 Finnish former elite athletes and their brothers". The link is here.   They looked at … Continue reading More Good News If You Are

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End of the year

I think most of us reflect on what we have achieved in the past year. For me, it's been a mixed year with regards to exercise. I did my first sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. I completed my first marathon for 16 years (I only ran one before) - in just under 4 hours. But … Continue reading End of the year

Mortality during Marathons – A Review of the Literature

Following on from my recent post, I decided to more formally review the literature as it exists. A search using the term “Marathon” and “Death” or “Mortality” on Pubmed yielded 167 references (most recently performed 20/10/17). The abstracts of these were reviewed. The reference lists of the final articles included in this paper were scanned … Continue reading Mortality during Marathons – A Review of the Literature

Mortality during Marathons – A Review of the Literature – As before, but not as an embedded word file

I have updated this post now. Previously I just attached the word file - time constraints. But today I have some time, so here goes. As far as I can tell, this is the most complete analysis of the data that exists to date. A search using the term “Marathon” and “Death” or “Mortality” on … Continue reading Mortality during Marathons – A Review of the Literature – As before, but not as an embedded word file

Death During Exertion

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 We've put lights on #DougWaymark at 2000 on last feed. Sun is setting. Calais is lit up as we head down with the tide. Wind has dropped. Enduroman Events‏ ‪@EnduromanEvents Aug 7 2030 water taken. Moon is rising behind a cloud over Calais. Air temp dropping, light fading. ‪#DougWaymark swims … Continue reading Death During Exertion