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Published on Nov 3, 2016
This week Reactions is taking a look at the chemistry behind marathon running. The science that goes on in athlete's bodies is pretty neat. Athletes push their bodies for miles and deal with cramping, dehydration and every runner's worst fear: that extreme form of fatigue called "hitting the wall." Why is endurance running so difficult? With the New York City Marathon kicking off this Sunday, Reactions runs through the science of distance running: why muscles burn, how sweat cools the body and the chemistry of runner's high.
Scientific consultants: Eric Sobolewski, Ph.D. Kyle Nackers
Music: Grimey - AM By: TazCozmikBeats
Many many many - AM By: Snabisch
Awkward Story - AM By: Skibarius
Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.
Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.