Marathon And Half Marathon Comparisons

Running USA released their Half Marathon Report for 2011 yesterday. I was looking at it and comparing it to the Marathon Report for 2011 they released last month. I am a numbers geek and I like to look at all the data in the reports (median ages, median times, fastest times, slowest times, biggest, etc. ) Ok, I confess…I do compare my times to the median times to see how I compare to the rest of the runners out there. Is that bad? But on a less selfish note, our sport is really growing and that is really awesome to see.

I thought it might be fun to compare the two reports:


Kind of interesting to see the percentages for men & women flip for the marathon vs. the half marathon, don’t you think? And also that the median ages increase slightly as the distance goes up?

Anyway, if you are a numbers geek like me or if you’re just curious to see where the marathon and half marathon are at, you can check out the full report here:

2012 Marathon, Half-Marathon and State of the Sport Reports




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Lisa (RIF Club Member #5) has completed 27 half marathons, 13 marathons, 5 50Ks, 2 12 Hour races, and 1 100K. Her favorite races to date are the Disneyland Half Marathon, the Leading Ladies Marathon, the Bataan Memorial Death March, and the Jackson Jackass 50K. You can follow her on Twitter @runlikeacoyote

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