American athlete Tera Moody is carried off when she collapses after finishing the Chicago Marathon in 2015. Photo: Alamy

Is fitness enough to run a marathon? Heart safety has more to do with genetics, say experts

  • Recent studies have shown that long distance running puts an extra strain on the heart and even elite athletes can succumb to heart attacks
  • Experts advise having a health check-up before taking on a full marathon
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American athlete Tera Moody is carried off when she collapses after finishing the Chicago Marathon in 2015. Photo: Alamy
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