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RE: Why was distance running so popular in the 70s (or 80s)? Was it more popular than football?

ger wrote:

We tend to look at the past more romantically...68. Remember 68? Man, the music, the excitement, Chicago..
black panthers, the ambassador hotel...
Great times huh? No.
Distance running is getting more and more popular with each year, decade...
It's much more popular now than it was in the 70's.
Don't you guys remember the crap that got thrown at us on the sidewalks and highways back in the 70's?

Agreed, running is much more universally accepted now, and has many more participants. Obviously, in the 70s the percentage of those who ran competitively was much higher. I'm glad more people participate, but I do wish they were a little more hardcore.

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