Other Marathon Research

In addition to blood clot risk, we have also utilized the Boston and Hartford Marathons as a setting to conduct field research on:

  • markers of cardiovascular injury and stress
  • the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs on markers of cardiovascular injury
  • the association between telomere length and cardiorespiratory fitness
  • the influence of compression socks worn during a marathon on markers of muscle damage

Read Dr. Taylor’s interview with Gretchen Reynolds of the New York Times on research examining the influence of chronic exercise on carotid atherosclerosis in marathon runners here: What Running Can Do For the Heart 

Marathon Research Related Publications

Parker BA, Augeri AL, Capizzi JA, Ballard KD, Troyanos C, Baggish AL, D’Hemecourt PA, Thompson PD. Effect of Statins on Creatine Kinase Levels Before and After a Marathon Run. Am J Cardiol 2011; 109(2):282-7.PMID: 22036108 

Zaleski A, Capizzi J, Ballard KD, Troyanos C, Baggish A, D’Hemecourt P, Thompson PD, Parker B. Statins Attenuate the Increase in P-Selectin Produced by Prolonged Exercise. J Sports Med 2013;2013:487567. PMID: 26464882

Taylor BA, Zaleski AL, Capizzi JA, Ballard KD, Troyanos C, Baggish AL, D’Hemecourt PA, Dada MR, and Thompson PD. Influence of chronic exercise on carotid atherosclerosis in marathon runners. BMJ Open 2014;4(2):e004498. PMID: 24531453 

Eijsvogels TM, Januzzi JL, Taylor BA, Isaacs SK, D’Hemecourt P, Zaleski A, Dyer S, Troyanos C, Weiner RB, Thompson PD, Baggish AL. Impact of statin use on exercise-induced cardiac troponin elevations. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 15;114(4):624-8. PMID: 25015693

Taylor, BA and Thompson, PD. How To Train For a Marathon. Circulation 2014 130(11):e98-9. PMID: 25199671

Panza GA, Taylor BA, Zaleski AL, Thompson PD. An Update on the Boston Marathon as a Research Laboratory. Physician Sportsmed 2015 43(3):312-6. PMID: 25913810

Mathur S, Ardestani A, Parker B, Capizzi J, Polk D, Thompson PD. Telomere length and cardiorespiratory fitness in marathon runners. J Investig Med. 2013 Mar;61(3):613-5. PMID: 23360839

Zaleski AL, Pescatello LS, Ballard KD, Panza GA, Adams W, Hosokawa Y, Thompson PD, Taylor BA. The Influence of Compression Socks During a Marathon on Exercise-Associated Muscle Damage. J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Feb 14:1-5. PMID: 30040013