Middle-aged male marathoners might ask you about pre-race aspirin

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Middle-aged male marathoners might ask you about pre-race aspirin

Steve Targett

Steve Targett

Marathon runners
The absolute risk of significant side effects with lowdose aspirin during a marathon is not known

SPORTS MEDICINE

Endurance events, including marathons, temporarily raise the risk of an acute cardiac event; a recent position statement prompts the question: should participants consider taking low-dose aspirin prior to an event?

A 2017 editorial by Arthur Siegel and Timothy Noakes in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights a position statement from the In

Comments

I would also be concerned about low-dose aspirin and the risk of bleeding should an athlete trip, fall and knock his or her head.