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What precautions should I take, or tests should I take before running a marathon?

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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. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Medical clearance

Get medical clearance from your md.
Then read up on some training plans. They will include things to look for and suggest pretraining routines to see if you are ready to train for one. Check them out at the bookstore and find the right one for you. Go to runnersworld.Com and see what they have to offer. Have fun !

In brief: Medical clearance

Get medical clearance from your md.
Then read up on some training plans. They will include things to look for and suggest pretraining routines to see if you are ready to train for one. Check them out at the bookstore and find the right one for you. Go to runnersworld.Com and see what they have to offer. Have fun !
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

The test/s will depend on your background.
So, the first step will be to consult with a primary care physician or an sports medicine specialist. After questioning about your health and background and doing a complete physical examination, she/he might order blood work, ekg or other tests, but this is not always necessary.

In brief: It depends

The test/s will depend on your background.
So, the first step will be to consult with a primary care physician or an sports medicine specialist. After questioning about your health and background and doing a complete physical examination, she/he might order blood work, ekg or other tests, but this is not always necessary.
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