You’re still in the race: why midlifers should run a marathon
Not only has a study bust the myth that running damages the knees, it has found that the opposite is true
The first irritating comment you get when you mention that you’re running a marathon is: “It’s not good for your knees ...”
But to those smug armchair naysayers, there’s new evidence: actually, it is. Particularly for midlifers.
A new myth-busting study of novice middle-aged runners by researchers at University College London and Barts Heart Centre found that training for and running a marathon not only wasn’t bad for their knees – it actually improved them...