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Misconceptions cause deaths in marathons

  • Dyaning Pangestika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 23 2019   /  01:16 am
Safety first: Runners go across Pasopati Bridge during a marathon in Bandung, West Java, on July 28. As running events have become a trend, runners and doctors urged all related parties to pay extra attention to participants’ safety following the deaths of five Indonesian runners during marathons in the past year.(Antara/M Agung Rajasa)(Antara/M Agung Rajasa)

Safety first: Runners go across Pasopati Bridge during a marathon in Bandung, West Java, on July 28. As running events have become a trend, runners and doctors urged all related parties to pay extra attention to participants’ safety following the deaths of five Indonesian runners during marathons in the past year.(Antara/M Agung Rajasa)Misconceptions regarding marathons are the primary cause of a rising number of sudden deaths among Indonesian runners, doctors and athletes have warned.According to the secretary-general of running community Jakarta Berlari (Jakarta Running), Muhammad Nur Kamaluddin, five Indonesian runners have died in marathons since 2018. He revealed the community’s findings in a media briefing on Wednesday for the University of Indonesia’s (UI) School of Medicine annual marathon, KedokteRAN 2019. The most recent deaths occurred in the 2019 Surabaya Marathon, wher...