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Who is at greater risk of developing hip
and knee arthritis? Marathon runners or every day people?
New research suggests that marathon running poses no significant risk to the development of hip and knee osteoarthritis. Researchers from the US compared 675 marathon runners to the general population. Runners included in the study ran an average of 36 miles/week (10-150 miles) and had completed an average of 76 Marathons (5-1016). They concluded that: 'Running duration, intensity, mileage and number of marathons completed did not increase the risk of developing knee and hip