How Running A Marathon Puts Your Body Through Hell


by www.gizmodo.com.au

Over 30 thousand runners began the Boston Marathon this week in Hopkinton, MA, some having trained and run for years to get to this point. Their completion medals will be well-earned. From your heart, through your circulatory system, to your leg muscles and kidneys, running a marathon is sort of like putting your entire body through a meat grinder.

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How Running a Marathon Puts Your Body Through Hell

Over thirty thousand runners began the Boston Marathon this morning in Hopkinton, MA, some having trained and run for years to get to this point. Their completion medals will be well-earned. From your heart, through your circulatory system, to your leg muscles and kidneys, running a marathon is sort of like putting your entire body through a meat grinder.

Jezebel reports:

Woman Attacked for Running the Boston Marathon in 1967 Is Running It Again, 50 Years Later

In 1967, 20-year-old Syracuse University student Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. In 2017, 50 years later, she is running the storied marathon again, with the same bib number—261.

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PEOPLE.com reports:

The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Runs It Again–50 Years After Officials Tried to Stop Her

On Monday morning, Kathrine Switzer approached the two-mile mark on the Boston Marathon course, and though there were many more to go, she’d already hit a personal milestone.

The 70-year-old was the first woman to ever run the marathon with a bib back in 1967 – albeit controversially.

At the time, women did not participate in the annual race, despite there being no written rules against it, according to CNN.

Switzer entered under her initials, K.V., keeping her gender ambiguous. On race day,...