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What injuries can I get if I overtrain for a marathon?

“In the months leading up to a marathon, we often see people coming in with overuse injuries because they are ramping up their mileage too quickly,” says David R. McAllister, MD, chief of the Sports Medicine Service in the UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Overuse injuries can include patellofemoral pain (runner’s knee), medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints), and bone-stress reactions or stress fractures.

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