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Should I have a physical before I run a marathon?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Of course

Make sure you are visiting your doctor before running even the half marathon.
Moreover, if you are 40 or above, you should have an exercise echo stress test to prevent CVD.

In brief: Of course

Make sure you are visiting your doctor before running even the half marathon.
Moreover, if you are 40 or above, you should have an exercise echo stress test to prevent CVD.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, definitely

Best to have a baseline health assessment and thorough examination/blood work, etc.
, prior to training for a marathon, let alone running one

In brief: Yes, definitely

Best to have a baseline health assessment and thorough examination/blood work, etc.
, prior to training for a marathon, let alone running one
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Even if you are in good shape, its best to see your primary care physician or sports medicine family physician to get a full physical and green light to run a marathon.

In brief: Absolutely

Even if you are in good shape, its best to see your primary care physician or sports medicine family physician to get a full physical and green light to run a marathon.
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Definitely be checked by a doctor before training or running a marathon.

In brief: Yes

Definitely be checked by a doctor before training or running a marathon.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

Always good to get medical clearance.
You will be stressing your body and you want to be sure you are ready for it. Also provides baseline to compare to if there are concerns down the road. Stay well hydrated ! have fun.

In brief: Absolutely

Always good to get medical clearance.
You will be stressing your body and you want to be sure you are ready for it. Also provides baseline to compare to if there are concerns down the road. Stay well hydrated ! have fun.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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