For many marathon runners pacing may be a matter of gender

March 9, 2015 12:07 PM

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For many marathon runners pacing may be a matter of gender

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With spring just weeks away and as people begin training for upcoming marathons, research shows men and women are naturally conditioned to run the endurance races differently.

In a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, scientists who researched runners in 14 marathons found that women who tackle the 26.2-mile (42-km) race paced themselves more evenly than men.

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