... these are a few of my favorite things!
(Sung as though this were The Sound of Music)
- Either we're racing more, or there are more of us: Road racing finishers increased by 170% between 1991 and 2011 at a time when the U.S. population grew by only 20%.
- Despite early sell-out (or maybe because of it?) the number of marathons in the U.S. more than doubled between 2000 and 2011.
- There were more than 50,000 ultra-marathon finishers in 2011, but that still pales in comparison to the more than 500,000 marathon finishers.
Thanks to the Running Moron for the link, and RunningShoes.com for the infographic.