Home > Fitness > Sport > Running Running All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Getting started » In the gym » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Rugby » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Marathons can tax amateurs' hearts With the growing popularity of long-endurance races, research findings suggest that running shorter races might reduce the strain on the heart. take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Ask Fitness Expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run 7 strange things that happened to my body during my first marathon Earlier this year, Health24 writer Marelize Wilke ran her first ever full marathon. She tells us about the effects it had on her body. Four-time Olympian Hendrick Ramaala’s advice on breaking limits Breaking limits and becoming a four time Olympian is no easy feat. And Hendrick Ramaala did it all without a coach. Here's how. COMRADES: What happens to your body during an ultramarathon? Today 20 000 people will try to complete one of the most gruelling running events in the world. Here's what happens to your body during an ultramarathon. From not even walking fit to Comrades – how you can do it too "I'd walk with my friends and struggle to keep up... Little did I know I'd be running Comrades a year and a bit later!" Here’s what running really does to your knees You hear everywhere that running will wreck your joints. But what does science say? 4 sprint workouts to help you get faster Plus, why picking up the pace is so important to improving your performance. This is the exact percentage road running beats treadmill training The ease of running inside comes with a price. Two Oceans Marathon: Your quick guide to what to eat if you're taking part Running the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half or Ultra Marathon this Easter Weekend? Follow these nutrition tips. 6 at-home tips for freshening up your runner’s feet Bid adieu to blisters, blackened nails, callouses and reptilian skin. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Chela-Fer® iron supplement is easy on the gut for better days ADVERTORIAL: Help create a movement to change SA’s Health Status Do you suffer from red, itchy eyes? Effective treatment for ADHD is available Live healthier » Most couples do not get divorced after infertility struggles IVF kids may have higher risk of autism Progesterone gel as good as injection for IVF Fertility treatments tied to higher odds for pregnancy complications For most women who cannot conceive naturally, in vitro fertilisation is very safe and effective, but it may involve a higher risk of complications during pregnancy. Heart health » Another day at the office – thanks to a defibrillator close at hand Statins help the heart, no matter what your age Even the smallest fitness gains could help you reduce the risk of a heart attack 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.'