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IANS story - going in for long-distance running? (10)
Posted On: 26-Aug-2015
Are you in your 40s and eager to run your first half-marathon or are even contemplating entering into the 42 km heart-pounding endurance challenge?
Well, hold the adrenaline rush. First, take some key tests - especially related to heart - before you hit the road with your running shoes.
In the past five years or so, feel experts, middle-aged Indians have picked up on the growing popularity of long-distance running - thanks to celebrity runners like Milind Soman - and are joining half-marathons or full races over the weekends in surging numbers.
However, a proper health screening is a must before any professional run, warn cardiologists, to rule out any underlying condition that may have serious consequences for your life.