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Fri, Nov 18, 2011 -- 10:00 AM

Running a Marathon


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Runners make their way through Queens during the 2011 ING New York City Marathon on November 6, 2011.
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
Runners make their way through Queens during the 2011 ING New York City Marathon on November 6, 2011.

Running in marathons has become so popular in recent years that race organizers in some cities are being forced to limit participants through lottery systems. We look at what it takes physically and mentally to run a marathon, and why the sport is growing.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Anthony C. Luke, associate professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the UCSF School of Medicine, director of the UCSF Human Performance Center (HPC) at the Orthopaedic Institute and founder of the RunSafe injury prevention clinic
  • Dean Karnazes, ultra-marathon runner and author of "RUN! 26.2 Stories of Blisters & Bliss"

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