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Since the 1970s the sport of running has gained a lot of traction in the U.S. The initial surge can be tied to the first-ever U.S. Olympic gold medal win in the 1972 marathon event. According to researchers, we are in the midst of a second boom with record numbers of participants lacing up running shoes at competitive and fundraising events across the country. And some predict a third boom is just around the corner.

Thought I’m not an endurance athlete, I love lacing up my running shoes to head out on the trails. My runs are limited to 2 miles, but I’ve often considered signing up for a race. I work with several runners as a coach, and each one loves how much strength training has improved their running stamina and power.

Below is some great information from RunningShoes.com regarding the recent running boom, the competitive world of running, and running for a cause. Good stuff!

The Running Boom

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5 Responses so far.

  1. health and fitness says:

    Excellent post! Keep up the good work!

  2. Nicole says:

    Great stats! I’ve recently began running for my cardio workouts. Growing up I hated it and now it’s a great way to release any stress.

  3. Jack Martin says:

    Cool infographic. I might be able to do a Cupcake Run but definitely not a Beer Run.

  4. Jess says:

    Very interesting stats and nice way to present via graphics. Running does seem to be gaining more popularity with all the unique types of races there are out there. Many of my friends are especially hooked on these 5K racing trends. I’m with you though, I go out for a run for exercise and only do 2-3 miles at a time.

  5. kurtes says:

    great post, gave me some tips for my mum!


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