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What’s behind the runner’s high? It’s more likely endocannabinoids than endorphins – ABC News

A rush of euphoria and the blissful sensation you can run forever: some lucky people report feeling high while running. But while we’ve been told it’s all down…



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Jen Martin was halfway through running a race in Melbourne when she was so overwhelmed by sheer joy that it brought her to tears.
“I pretty much started crying because I just felt so gloriously happy to be in amongst all these people, in a city that I loved, doing a race.”
When talking to lucky people like Dr Martin who get a runner’s high  a euphoric sense of bliss and general awesomeness  all I feel is a pang of jealousy.
“That endorphin rush,” they gush. “It’s. The. Best.”
In 15 years of long-distance…

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