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Register to Run 2012 Paris Marathon

The Paris Marathon is one of the prestigious marathon races in Europe. Registration for the 2012 race is open. The race has 40,000 slots. The rule is first come first served. Last year the race opened in September and it was all sold out by end of November.

2012 Paris Marathon Dates.

2012 Paris marathon will be on 15 April 2012.

Registration 2012 Paris Marathon

Registration for 2012 Paris marathon will be done online, at the official Paris Marathon site. Payment of registration fee is also done online.

2012 Paris Marathon registration fee.

  • 12,000 first quota of places 60 €
  • 15,000 next quota of places 79 €
  • 10,000 final quota of places 95 €

Doctors medical report

Paris marathon require a medical certificate signed by doctor proving you are in good condition to run and finish a 26 mile marathon

Book a Starting zone

The starting zone just after elite runners is reserved for sub 3.15 runners who provide proof of previous race results obtained within the last two years. For this fast runners the registration must be done via post mail.

Tibialis Anterior : Most Active Muscle When Running

The most active leg muscle during running is the tibialis anterior, a strip of sinew which runs down the shin to the inside edge of the foot and pulls the foot inward and upward.

The Tibialis Anterior

During running, the tibialis anterior contracts forcefully about twice as often as any of the other four muscles, so it is probably the muscle most prone to fatigue. As it becomes tired, the risk of shin splints and stress fractures is likely to rise, as does the amount of pronation occurring at the ankle joint (excessive pronation has been linked to a variety of running problems, including knee injuries).

Thus, it is critical for athletes to make their tibialis anterior muscles as strong and fatigue proof as possible.

Some of the ideas to make the tibialis anterior muscle stronger is,

  • Deeping the lower leg in ice bath after running
  • Soft massage
  • Stretching the lower leg
  • Doing squats and calf raises

Information courtesy of, brainmac post, lower leg injuries.

Running Injuries Lower Leg

Lower leg injuries consist of running injuries that afflict the knee going downwards. These are injuries on the shin, calf, heel, ankle and the foot.

The lower leg injuries can be mild, in the case of muscle soreness or serious cases like stress fractures.

Cause of Lower Leg Injuries during running

Researchers from the University of Calgary found that weak hip muscles are to blame for 92 percent of lower-leg running injuries.

Exercise to Stregthen Lower leg

Try exercises such as squats and step-ups to target-harden yourself against these sidelining lower leg injuries.