Monday, January 23, 2012
Study finds deaths in Marathons may be due to undiagnosed heart disease...
They advise that anyone training to run a marathon should visit their doctor to get a complete cardiac checkup before embarking on the 26.2 mile run. The International Marathon Medical Directors Association (IMMDA) also recommended taking a baby aspirin and limiting caffeine to less than 200mg on days of a long run to prevent sudden death. In that way a "susceptible" heart muscle won't be shocked and stop beating when the rush of adrenaline hits as the participant nears the finish.
If in doubt, consult your doctor.