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A Study of Ljubljana Marathon Participants

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Sports participation is an important part of lifestyle and contributes to the quality of life for people all over the world. Quality of life refers to not only physical self-improvement and maintaining good health, but also impacts personal and social aspects. Awareness of a high-quality life based on a harmony between mind and body is among the most prevalent reasons for sports participation (Doupona Topič & Petrović, 2007). For many, leisure-time activities, such as running, are very important. Many runners even consider this activity as important as their work commitments. Often, running is on their minds most of the day, be it during their leisure time, when they are at home, travelling or at work.

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© 2015 Mojca Doupona Topič and Samo Rauter

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Topič, M.D., Rauter, S. (2015). Slovenia. In: Scheerder, J., Breedveld, K., Borgers, J. (eds) Running across Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137446374_10

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