Experts recommend taking care of the body and not going beyond the human condition. For this reason, Catalan Market This will always remain a legend in the ultra-distance competitions of athletics. When he passes through streets of barcelona In the 70s of the last century, they looked at him with a strange eye. Today, hundreds of thousands of people every dayrunning‘ in their daily lives and they do this as the basis for facing challenges that, above all, in the athletic field become marathons.

CatalanIn the late 80s of the 20th century, now over 40 years old, he devoted himself to facing challenges that are beyond the reach of many people today, such as running 100 kilometers. Long before fever infected those who pedaled at night for the purpose of intertwining cities without caring about it, resting under a tree, etc., the queues worthy of the first day of sales (where Kílian climbed) were pioneers to climb Everest. Jornet in the blink of an eye) or there are many who spend a real fortune to finish the Atlantic lake. New York Marathon.

Mirror of sports spirit

Professional athletes are the mirror of a huge number of fans who see every day how more and more specialists in every discipline are prolonging their competitive lives with no limit to ending their careers.

Ironically, he explains: “When you were young, running a marathon was enough, and now if you’re not running 10 a year, you’re nobody.” Francisco EsparzaDirector of the MSc in Sports Traumatology at UCAM in Murcia, having previously worked with the Spanish Olympic team at Barcelona ’92. Esparza was the architect of the cyclist’s miraculous recovery. Alejandro Valverde He broke his knee at the start of the 2017 Tour, at the age of 37, before becoming world champion.

Certainly, the challenges that great athletes continue to set after retirement follow the path of many sports enthusiasts who enjoy running with them and improving their records in the process, because there is nothing better than overlapping with them. Martin Fiz in a marathon or Miguel Indurain, Pedro Delgado or Alejandro Valverde (though they only see him at the beginning) on ​​a bike tour.

Harm to health or not

“We will continue to try to overcome our sporting difficulties as long as they do not harm our health. Many mistakenly set the goal of squeezing and squeezing until the body says enough. For some, the limit is like a car that runs until its engine breaks down. “Therefore, we must take good care of the body, improve eating habits and prevent injuries.” Marcelino Torronteguiphysiotherapist for various Olympic and national teams, has several Games on his resume.

Francisco EsparzaAs a physician who specializes in sports, he points to genetics when it comes to creating a challenging human boundary. “Every person sets his or her own limits. There is a lot of speculation, but everyone benefits from advances in education, body care, benefits that are allowed and, unfortunately, benefits that are not allowed,” he adds. Traps are part of the human condition; Cutting and taking advantage of routes without anyone noticing Doping is always condemnable.

scientific foundations

“Personal study with experts in both individual and collective sports is very helpful and implementing recommendations on injury prevention, monitoring nutrition and sleep. With this methodology, professional athletes expand their careers and amateurs face challenges. However, apart from the body, everyone needs to pay attention to the head,” he comments. Torrontegui.

For Francisco Esparza, sporting challenges are achieved “thanks to scientific foundations that better optimize performance.” Now, thanks to fatigue indicators, we know how to better recover the body without leaving any sequelae. “In the past, amateur athletes were crazy, and now we know that if you do sports from a young age of 50, you will have no problem staying in shape because moderate sports activities are quality of life.” Thus, both the body cells and the mind are prepared for these goals that have no limits.