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|Subject: ||RE: Horrible. Half marys outdrawing full marys.|
Mick Lovin wrote:
Marathon numbers wrote:
It's sad that it's come to this.
Why are you surprised?
5k's are the most common race today, whereas it was 10k's 30 years ago.
America is always looking for the faster and easier way to do things.
I belong to a local catholic church.In church people find the quickest and easiest as well.
While most of were expected to dress somewhat respectful in church, while growing up - many now wear shorts t-shirts and flip flops. Most also walk right out the side door after receiving communion.
So 1/2 marathons are run more often than full marathons. So what? At least they are running. Don't forget the high rate of obesity, kids staying inside on nice days etc.
I can proudly say as 50+ year old, it was not this way when I was in high school.
I agree. However, you also have to add that many have just begun to run that never did in years past, so they can do a half right now, but cannot go a full. Add in the time it takes to train for 26.2, and people who want a challenging race will opt for the shorter of the two to avoid compromising family time.
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