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308 mile ultra marathon, not a threat to the heart

Jan 31st 2014 at 8:15 PM

308 mile ultra marathon, not a threat to the heart

An ultra marathon of 308 kilometers according to new research brings no irreversible damage to the heart. Who prepares properly, is capable of a lot.

308 mile ultra marathon, not a threat to the heart

"A marathon is an attack on your heart," cardiologist did a few years ago to tell when in October 2009, one day unfortunately four deaths in marathons. An in Rotterdam and three in Detroit, in the United States

In a fit of egotism even specialists will sometimes fall flat and talk them out of their necks when they unexpectedly to their opinion is sought.

Meanwhile, it has long been clear that a marathon is not an attack on those who are preparing for a responsible manner. Out of the heart and not the rest of the body

At least as long as the weather is not to sit.

Good preparation

According to new research seems even an ultra marathon of 308 kilometers to bring to the heart. Irrevocable damage Researchers followed 18 male runners, no young boys, but runners of varying ages. Their average age hovered just under 53 years.

Before the start some blood was taken from them for control of substances, such as creative kinesis and trooping. An increase of these substances may indicate damage to the heart muscle. Further blood samples next to 100 and 200 kilometers and after some substances values ​​rose to an alarming extent.

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