There is a possible explanation no one thought of the original thread. I had to chuckle at this quote:
Helliker's new article is here:
Some young people said that baby boomers had wrecked the economy, creating so competitive a market for today's college graduates that few had time for endurance training. "Everybody I know is just struggling to get a job, much less train for a marathon," said Tyson Hartnett, a 27-year-old entrepreneur, writer and sales professional.
The original discussion of his first article is here: