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A recent study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine which explored the increased rate of heart attacks among people who near near marathon locations on race day. 

"We have traditionally focused medical preparedness and emergency care availability to address the needs of race runners, but our study suggests that effects of a marathon may spread well beyond the course of the event and affect those who live or happen to be nearby," said the study's senior author, Anupam Jena, of Harvard Medical School. Click here to read more.


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