Running and the Heart 7 Published on May 14, 2018 in Racing Heart: How Running Affects The HeartFull resolution ( × ) < Previous Next > Figure 7. The relationship of runners and non-runners and mortality. Image from Chakravarty EF, Hubert HB, Lingala VB, Fries JF. Reduced disability and mortality among aging runners: a 21-year longitudinal study. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:1638-1646.