Marathon Running Statistics

Statistic Verification
Source: Runners World, Everyday Health
Research Date: 9.11.2012
Marathon Statistics
Percent of the U.S. population that has run a marathon 0.5 %
Record time for the fastest marathon ever run 2:03.59 hours
Total number of U.S. marathons held annually 570
Total number of people who finished a marathon in 2011 551,811
Average amount of people who finished an individual marathon in 2011 171
Total percent of people who finished in a top 10 marathon in U.S. and Canada 37%
Total percent of decrease in marathon runners in 2011 45%
Total number of marathons ran on May 1st, 2011 24
Total number of marathons ran on October 16th, 2011 23
Total fee the for the New York City marathon $255
Average cost to run a marathon $67
Number of marathons that cost over $100 to enter 41
Average number of sneakers a marathon runner goes through during training 2
Average number of calories a woman burns during a marathon 2,880
Number of miles in a marathon 26.2 miles
Average amount of time per mile for the fastest marathon ran 5:10 minutes
Average number of miles ran per week during marathon training 40 miles



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