First and foremost, if you’re in the process of marathon training, huge congratulations are in order. After all, this is a huge feat that very few people in the world get to achieve. In fact, if you’re looking for exact stats – just 0.01% of the world’s population achieves this every year.
Of course, we all know why this appeals to such a small group of people – it’s tough. Not only that but it’s riddled with risks. The older you get, the riskier it gets, and the injuries you can succumb to increase during marathon training. Some of these injuries will be short-term, a sprained ankle here or the odd bruising there. Others are more serious. For example, arthritis (the Achilles heel of any insurance company) can be brought on through incorrect training.