Women are making half-marathons popular

  • Runner's World notes that female runners are making half-marathons popular. 

    New statistics show that 1.95 million runners finished a 13.1 mile race last year, which is a six percent increase from the previous year and an amazing rise since 1990. 

    "Runners, it seems, are divided between people committed to running for maybe 40 minutes and people ready to hoot it for more than two hours," Rose Eveleth of Smithsonian said. "If you fall somewhere in between, well, maybe it's about time you try for 13.1 miles. Everyone else is."


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