Lewis Maharam, MD, FACSM, is one of the world’s most extensively credentialed and well-known running-health experts. He runs a private practice in New York City, is the medical director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program, and currently serves as the Chairman for the Board of Governors of the International Marathon Medical Directors Association. He was the founding medical director of the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon series and past medical director of the New York Road Runners Club and the New York City Marathon. He has written for Runner’s World and Competitor magazines and authored three books: Maharam’s Curve: The Exercise High—How to Get it, How to Keep It (W.W. Norton & Co., 1992), which was published in paperback as The Exercise High (Fawcett Columbine/Ballantine Books, 1994); Backs in Motion (Henry Holt & Co., 1996), which was published in paperback as A Healthy Back (Owl Books, 1998); and Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Running (VeloPress, 2011).
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