Weekly Starter – Is Marathon Running Bad for You?

In a week which saw Mo Farah set the British marathon record, we look at the consideration as to whether marathon running is good or bad for you.

Further to watching this video, go to the following link to find a news article from the BBC News website which discusses both the pros and cons of marathon running.


In small groups, come up with as many advantages and disadvantages of marathon running that you can.

Extension Task – Which performance enhancing drugs could benefit the performance of a marathon runner?

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