Maybe the average person is a lot faster than you all think and you don’t want to admit so because it makes your times look sh!t in comparison. Most answers here agreed on about 8 or 9 minutes but that is probably dead wrong. I have seen the most OBESE of people run in the 9:0X minute range back in police academy, the average non obese person is going to be a lot faster.
If you google vo2 max, on pretty much every chart ever, it says the average vo2 max for a male aged 20-40 is about 43 ml/kg. Average meaning the 50th percentile. A 43 vo2 max reading equates to about a 6:40 mile and this is based on real studies and real science.
Maybe you all just don’t want to admit what the average person is capable of people it makes your mile PR of 5:59 look really rubbish in comparison? Think about it, if you have a 5:59 mile PR, going on the internet and saying average is 9 minutes makes your PR look extremely good and way above average BUT if you have that same PR and discover that 6:40 is in fact average then it only makes you look slightly above average which isn’t as impressive.
Or on the other hand, have any of you even considered the possibility that maybe the average male does more cardio than you think? (because lets face it, evryone is striving to look good for the ladies?) and that you just want to pretend 99% of people are sedentary because it makes your 40 mpw training look Elite in comparison?
And before anybody says that obese is average, no it’s not, slightly overweight at best is average. There might be more fatties than ever before but those people are not average, they are lazy fatasses at the extreme end of the spectrum and most 30 year old men are not sporting that look. A BMI of 25-26 is average (correlating with about 20% BF which imo is not even that fat) and I’m assuming with quite a lot of guys at that BMI, a fair chunk of that is muscle meaning that they can still be in pretty good condition with that kind of composition and not to mention the average guy can probably lift a lot more than you skinny twigs.