The risks of marathon running

May 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM Leave a comment

Some interesting numbers in this article about the risks of marathon running:

  • based on data from 300 marathons per year, the number of finishers increased dramatically between 2000 and 2009, from 299,018 to 473,354
  • the risk of dying during or soon after running a marathon is low: .75 per 100,000
  • yearly incidence of injury in people marathon training is as high as 90 percent
  • average finishing time of those 300 marathons per year from 2000 to 2009 hasn’t changed too much: 4 hours and 35 minutes

(Average time is 4 hours and 35 minutes? That makes my finish time in my very first marathon two weeks ago waaaay above average — yep, totes tooting my own horn! Toot, toot!)

(And the Build-a-Head video above — should I get some glam shots of myself taken for oversize cutouts  from Build-a-Head of my face for my cheer squad to have so I can be sure to find them along the route? …or maybe I should just get the Chace Crawford ones the dude in the video is holding — I know those signs would get my attention! :)


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