While long-distance running is deemed to keep you fit, it also happens to be a misconception, according to experts.
Lack of appropriate and sufficient training along with undiagnosed heart diseases can prove to be fatal, especially for those above the age of 40.
As per Dr Vinod Thomas, lead consultant cardiologist at Renai Medicity, Kochi, one must be aware of the science behind marathon running.
The first involves running at a comfortable and constant speed, wherein your heart rate does not go beyond a certain limit.
“If the competitor has an undiagnosed problem, age does not play a factor; they can be affected in their 30s too,” he says.