Runners’ hearts work harder than swimmers’ hearts: study

April 11th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

We always knew athletes had big hearts. A new study shows slight differences between runners’ hearts and swimmers’ hearts


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The runner’s silent killer

July 13th, 2016 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Articles, Health & Nutrition | 1 Comment »

Why do some young people have heart problems despite being fit and active? Why one genetic typo can lead to death in seemingly healthy young runners.


Testing during exercise best way to detect heart problems in endurance athletes

June 4th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Endurance athletes, such as marathoners and long-distance cyclists, can sometimes develop heartbeat irregularities, known as arrhythmia. Left undetected, these heart conditions can be fatal and are often the cause of sudden deaths which occasionally […]


Easy running best choice for long life

February 3rd, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | 1 Comment »

While running is a great way to keep healthy, a new look at the Copenhagen City Heart Study has found that too much of it at high intensities may may actually be detrimental to your […]


Energy drinks found to cause harder heart contractions

December 3rd, 2013 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | 1 Comment »

You may want to think twice about picking up an energy drink next time you’re feeling groggy. A presentation on Monday, Dec. 2, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America […]


Ultras and Arrhythmias: Putting it all in perspective

June 20th, 2012 by Simon Donato | Posted in Blogs, Ultra Trail Tales | No Comments »

Earlier this month a study was published by researchers from the Mayo clinic suggesting a correlation between an increased risk of lethal heart arrhythmias and “ultra” endurance sports (including ultra marathons).