Thursday, December 20, 2007

Marathons Cut Traffic Deaths, Study Says

Running is known to be good for helping people get in shape, but it seems to have health benefits even for people who aren't running.

Marathons can be saving lives not only among runners who train to compete in them, but among motorists. A Canadian survery says that marathons are "more likely to save lives due to road closures on the race course than to cause runners' sudden cardiac death," according to an article on WebMD.

Researchers at University of Toronto studied large U.S. marathons between 1975 and 2004, run on public roads.

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