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How Do You Compare To The Average Road Racer?

Posted by: on May, 6 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com

If you’re a 38-year-old woman who runs a 2:19 half marathon, or a 33-year-old man who runs a 28:46 5K, consider yourself a perfect representative of American road racers.

As seen in the graphic below, those were some of the median ages and times for finishers in the four most popular races in 2013: 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon.

The stats, and many more like them, were released earlier this week by the industry trade group Running USA in its latest state-of-the-sport report. Look below the graphic on average finish times to see the good news about road race participation trends.

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