Its a lot less rare than u think.imo anyone who does competitive/strenuous sports should have their heart checked out before they decide to do them.and I speak from experience.my heart problem was found completely by accident.
Rip to the woman by the way.
Is 13% higher than average?
Is there any particular reason for the 13%? The weather looked perfect.
Is it due to the large number of charity runners who might be undertrained and have been roped into it by friends and family?
(Not insinuating that charity runners are undertrained - I've been severely undertrained and never ran for charity)
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I wouldn't be at all surprised if one-eighth of the field had to stop due to cramping, knee/foot injury or hitting the wall.
Thought it was pretty obvious Then again,probably being over dramatic
1 person from 37,000 died during an 8 hour period.
If you put 37k random people in a big room for 8 hours, the likelihood is that at least one would die. I think this is the point that Robinph was making.
Really? I don't think so In fact I reckon people running 3-4 hours are less likely to die than the average person
Again, I think you have missed the point.
The donations to her page are flying up. Around £1,000 every couple of mins. £63,000 now.
Of the 10 previous deaths at London, 5 were a result of heart disease that apparently the runners were unaware of.
Do you believe that it is better for you health to not run?
If you are a runner then:
- you are MORE likely to die in the hours you are actually running.
- you are LESS likely to die in the hours you are not running.
Overall, your life expectancy goes up if you're a runner. But this case illustrates how average life expectancy can mean very little in one specific case.
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Seems very high. It's broadly in line with the proportion treated by medics in Boston this year, and that was twice as high as the previous year due to the pretty extreme conditions.
Dont think i implied that anywhere?
Less people treated this year, but as said it will include anyone given any kind of assistance.
So what were you saying then?