Injuries and Health Considerations in Ultramarathon Runners

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2016 Feb;27(1):203-16. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2015.08.004.


Ultramarathon runners are a relatively small and unique group of distance runners with somewhat different medical issues than other distance runners. This article outlines some of those differences so that clinicians caring for these runners in the clinic or at competitions might be better prepared.

Keywords: Endurance; Exercise; Injury; Medical coverage; Running; Ultramarathon.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Competitive Behavior
  • Humans
  • Physical Endurance*
  • Running / injuries*