You’re still in the race: why midlifers should run a marathon

Ideas

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

Jessica Salter

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...

This article is reserved for Times Select subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Times Select content.

Times Select

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.