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Table 2 Injuries and marathon-related health problems recorded in the first and second marathon events

From: The SPLASH/ICPC integrity marathon in Ibadan, Nigeria: incidence and management of injuries and marathon-related health problems

  2009 Marathon 2010 Marathon
Site of injury n (%) n (%)
Thigh 39 (39.7) 42 (76.4)
Groin 9 (9.2) 2 (3.6)
Knee 28 (28.6) 7 (12.7)
Calf 19 (19.4) 26 (47.3)
Ankle 14 (14.3) 31 (56.4)
Foot 25 (25.5) 11 (20.0)
Shoulder 0 (0.0) 1 (1.8)
Type of Injury   
Toe blisters 22 (22.4) 10 (18.2)
Contusion 24 (24.5) 23 (41.8)
Sprain 25 (25.5) 23 (41.8)
Tendonitis 11 (11.2) 18 (32.7)
Muscle cramps 37 (37.8) 27 (49.1)
Other health problems   
Heat exhaustion 42 (42.8) 31 (56.3)
Hypothermia 11 (11.2) 9 (16.4)
Injury Exacerbation   
Yes 17 (17.3) 21 (38.2)
No 81 (82.6) 34 (61.8)
  1. Key: n= frequency of injury or health problem, %= percentage occurrence.