Grand round: Hazards of running a marathon

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 24 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1535

An author's error occurred in this article by G R Thompson (5 April, pp 1023-5). The authors gave the wrong date for the year in which the physician ran the London and New York marathons. The first line of the case history should therefore have read: “A 61 year old physician volunteered to run in the 1994 [not 1993] London marathon” and the first line of the fourth paragraph on p 1024 should have read: “Up to and including 1994 there were two deaths….”


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