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Marathon Runner Dies at the Age of 47

March 18th, 2013 by Michael Tabor

26 miles and 385 yards – that’s insanity!!! People point their finger at me and say that I’m a fan of a brutal sport (MMA –Mixed Martial Arts) but not a single person has ever died in the UFC octagon; and though I don’t have the exact statistics, invariably every year or so, one hears that a person has died of a heart attack running the outrageously long race.

Why does the race have to be that long ? And, who are the morons who elect to participate in such a deleterious sporting event? It’s a medical fact that engaging in any cardiovascular activity for more than an hour provides no further benefits to one’s health and in fact pushing oneself beyond 40 minutes to an hour without pause is simply put – dangerous. I find it quite interesting to note that these professional marathon runners do not look in any way shape or form  – healthy; in fact they look sickly and in need of a good highly – caloric meal.

I do respect the gutsy toughness of the runners, but can’t they cut it down to 13 miles, instead of 26 ??? Wouldn’t that make sense?

So, WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think ?

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5 Responses to “Marathon Runner Dies at the Age of 47”

  1. K. Scot Sparks Says:

    …moderation, man – yeah. ‘sad.

    RIP

  2. magdalena tabor Says:

    The extremes to which man subjects himself borders on insanity, If there’s a mountain, man will endeavor to climb it. In this case, the mountain should be removed, and marathons of this nature outlawed.

  3. Michael Tabor Says:

    Kevin – exactly !! In ancient Greece, the temple of Apollo at Delphi bore the inscription Meden Agan – ‘Nothing in excess’. Doing something “in moderation” means not doing it excessively. Even drinking too much water can kill you … remember that stupid shock jock radio show in which there was a water drinking contest & the young lady actually died from drinking too much H2O. Come on folks, we’re talking common sense HERE – 26 miles is insane !!!

  4. Michael Tabor Says:

    Yep – right on again Magdalena … but you know this is matter of just pure STUPIDITY and not using common sense…. Listen to your body, yes – “no pain, no gain” but PLEASE !!!

  5. magdalena Says:

    Stupid, yes. But those that set the limits are to blame. The participants think that if the goals are set then they must be attainable, pushing themselves above and beyond lest they fall short of the mark and labeled inadequate.

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