Saturday, January 2, 2010

Marathon on the Rise

According to Marathon Guide:
There were approximately 463,000 marathon finishes in the USA in 2009—an increase of approximately 9.2% over 2008. That's the largest year-to-year growth in finisher numbers since the 9.8% year-to-year growth seen in the abnormal years of 2001/2002 when travel and finisher numbers were down in 2001 after 9/11, leading to the unrealistic growth percentage in 2002. As has been the trend, women continued to make up a higher percentage of the total finishers, reaching a record 40.7% of finishers in 2009. We'll have our full report available in early January.

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