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malcolmw
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I had a bilateral THR in January 2020 (at 57), started running again May 2020. My first love was always track, in my youth I was a (UK) county standard 800/1500m runner, and have always returned to it over the years including masters competition.

In the last 2 years (i.e. since the op), I have competed over all distances from 100m to 3000m, albeit very slowly compared to my youth. I have had no adverse effects from racing in middle distance spikes, and it’s been a relief not to finish track races in excruciating pain.

The only thing my surgeon was not happy with me doing is long or triple jump, because of the potential twisting action when you hit the sand. Apart from that, the whole purpose of the surgery was to get me competing again.

So in summary, I’d say go for it! 🙂