Changes to running style and bone structure in first-time marathoners

First-time marathon trainees typically ramp up their “long run” mileage over a period of 4-6 months. This collaborative project with Jessica Ventura, PhD, at Gordon College, will quantify changes to the distal tibia bone structure over the training period, and will link these changes to forces being applied to the bone during running.

If you live in Massachusetts and are planning to run your first marathon in the next 12 months, please email MBL@wpi.edu for more information about participating in this research study!