Runners' Health and Marathon Training

New York Road Runners Learning Series at HSS, June 23, 2009


Jordan D. Metzl, MD

Jordan D. Metzl, MD

Associate Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College

Riley J. Williams III, MD

Riley J. Williams III, MD

Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Brian C. Halpern, MD

Brian C. Halpern, MD

Chief of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Professor, Department of Academic Orthopedic Surgery, NY College of Podiatric Medicine


Rob Maschi, PT, DPT, CSCS
Rehabilitation Department, Hospital for Special Surgery


Polly deMille, RN, RCEP, USAT 1
Rehabilitation Department, Hospital for Special Surgery

Whether you are a recreational runner or a professional marathoner, long-distance training evokes a musculoskeletal response in the body that, if not understood, may increase the risk of injury.

Hospital for Special Surgery - an Orthopedic Consultant to the New York Road Runners for the ING NYC Marathon - hosted a Learning Series event to teach marathon runners what to expect, from a musculoskeletal perspective, as they train, and how to prevent injury leading up to and after the marathon.

The session was led by physicians and therapists from the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center at HSS, many of whom are themselves avid and committed marathon runners/triathletes.

The following videos from the event will show viewers how to understand the causes of running injury, identify and avoid common mistakes, improve running form, and incorporate strength training exercises to minimize risk of injury and maximize performance. These videos are targeted to both first time and experienced marathoners.

Download the podcasts of these presentations from our Podcast page.

For more information please view our program: In the Home Stretch: Optimizing Your Last Month Before the Marathon.

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