Endurance exercise 'may damage the heart'

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“Marathons can damage you heart,” according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

BBC News and The Daily Telegraph reported similar findings based on a small study that examined the hearts of 40 endurance athletes before, immediately after and one week after endurance events. These events ranged from a regular marathon (42.2km of running) up to an ultra-triathlon (comprising a 3.8km swim, a 180km cycle and then a full marathon).

 

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