AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast - Marathon Physiological Response

This month's AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast will be talking about marathon running.  The science says you shouldn’t run a marathon but AISTS participants from the 2018 class, Michael Collins & Olivia Dilorati, say you should. Who is right? 

Marathon running is stressful on the body but does the damage caused to the body outweighs the benefits?  The human race has evolved to run. Running is healthy however we did not evolve to run 42km on a tarmac surface and science seems to suggest we shouldn't be running such long distances.  This podcast will look at the impacts marathon running has on the main systems of the body and outline the damage caused; while also discussing the personal experiences we have had as runners.  Listen to this month's podcast to find out if the science is right or not.   

You can find more AISTS Sports Medicine podcast on our Soundcloud channel or on the Apple Podcast app. To learn more about the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology, visit

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About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship program is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.


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