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Marathons are tough. Athletes push their bodies for miles, coping with cramps, dehydration and the worst fear of any runner: that extreme form of fatigue known as a “hit on the wall”. Why is distance running so difficult?
With the start of the New York City Marathon this Sunday, Reactions is stepping through the science of distance running: why muscles burn, how sweat cools the body, and the chemistry of running high.
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The mathematical model helps marathon runners prepare for a strong goal. Provided by the American Chemical Society
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