Is Traumatophobia Taking Over Your Gym?

The anxiety that’s harming hardcore athletes

Jon Marcus
Elemental

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KKate Mroz-Weinstein suffered a few aches and pains after she picked up distance running to relieve the stress of writing her doctoral dissertation. Yet despite the discomfort, she eventually got so good at it that she qualified to run the most prestigious road race on the planet: the Boston Marathon.

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Jon Marcus
Elemental

Jon Marcus writes for The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other U.S. and U.K. media outlets.