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How to Run a Marathon Faster as You Get Older

The New York Times featured HSS primary care sports medicine physician Jordan D. Metzl, MD, in an article about marathon training for older adults.

According to Dr. Metzl, older runners are becoming faster due to improved training methods.

"The nerve supply to fast-twitch muscle fibers dies off [as someone ages], and a fiber that once had fast-twitch capabilities is converted to a slow-twitch fiber. While you still have a functioning muscle fiber, the fiber is now an endurance fiber," Dr. Metzl explained.

Read the full article at nytimes.com [subscription required]. This also appeared in the November 3, 2018 print issue.