Medicine: Does Running Avert Coronaries?

Not necessarily, says a doctor, after studying five deaths

They are now in their final frenetic weeks of training, crisscrossing city streets and country lanes, eating special foods, subjecting their bodies to all manner of special exercises. The object of all this self-inflicted agony is the Oct. 26 New York City Marathon, when 16,000 runners will try to pound out 26.2 miles (42.2 km) in the world's largest long-distance race. Few will be able to match stride with the likes of Four-Time Winner Bill Rodgers. But for many competitors, just finishing is its own...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!