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Pre-race drop-out from the Glasgow Marathon.
  1. K P Fletcher,
  2. D Eadie


    A high drop-out rate prior to the running of a Marathon reduces its value as a spectacle and needlessly causes rejection and antagonism amongst potential runners. This research investigates reasons for pre-race drop-out in the 1983 Glasgow Marathon, and finds that a major cause was injury or illness during training, with a motivational difference existing between runners and non-runners.

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