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Risk models for lower extremity injuries among short- and long-distance runners

Running injuries are very common. The authors of this paper sought to investigate injury risk factors. These varied by gender, age and training pattern. 3,768 runners completed a questionnaire 4 weeks before a run and one week afterwards. Statistical models for short- and long-distance runners did not differ significantly. Previous injuries increased the risk of a running injury in all models, while more training kilometers per week decreased this risk.

You can read the full article at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468781218301498