Check out this graphic posted on Running MP3. The information comes from the 2011 National Runners Survey and Running USA. Aside from the male/female component, it’s fun to see where you fit along the averages.
You could also call this graphic “thongs vs. jock straps,” or something like that if you wanted to spice it up.
There are no big shockers here. What’s missing? How many runners shop at Whole Foods/REI and make in excess of $1 million per year.
Anything surprising to you? I was surprised only 13.8% of women began running for weight reasons. I thought it would have been higher than that. I was also surprised the average person does about 8 races/events per year. That’s HIGH unless you’re obsessed like most of us.
Do you fit in with the averages? For the most part although I’ve only been running for 3 years and my favorite distance is the marathon.
What’s your favorite race distance?