April 21, 2024

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Akron Marathon experts provide running tips for all

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Akron Marathon experts provide running tips for all
Dr. Nilesh Shah is a Summa Health sports medicine physician. He is also medical director for the Akron Marathon and team doctor for the Akron Rubberducks and Kent Roosevelt High School.

The FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay is coming to the streets of Akron on Sept. 24. The marathon, celebrating its 20th year, is also a great community event, with thousands of supporters lining the route, too. 

This month’s Healthy Actions column, which is a monthly look at a medical topic of interest with a local medical expert, will focus on running. To read previous columns, go to www.tinyurl.com/BettyHealthyActions 

More:Previous Healthy Actions columns

I spoke to Dr. Nilesh Shah, a sports medicine physician for Summa Health, who is the medical director for the marathon as well as team doctor for the Akron Rubberducks and Kent Roosevelt High School, and Laura McElrath, vice president of operations and race director for the marathon. 

This is an edited version of the interview. There is also a Now You Know Akron podcast and a video available.

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