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Distance Runners Are a Paradox for Insurers
New York Times

Jennifer Frighetto is not a marathoner, but it is not for lack of trying. Had she crossed the finish line at this year’s race in Chicago, it would have been her first successful attempt at the 26.2-mile distance. But just as at the 2008 and 2009 Chicago Marathons, Frighetto was unable to finish because of injury. Frighetto, a self-described former couch potato, said that since she first decided to run a marathon in late 2006, she has seen doctors for a stress fracture in her foot, plantar fasciitis and iliotibial band syndrome.