27 Jul '12, 3pm

Hey, runners! There are more of you than ever before! Deets from the State of the Sport report:

By Scott Douglas Photo by Victah Sailer If it seems like races keep getting more crowded, you're not imagining things. Last year there were 13.9 million finishers of U.S. road races, 23,000 U.S. road races and a female participation rate of 55%, all of which are record figures, according to Running USA's 2012 State of the Sport report. That made 2011 the eighth consecutive year in which total race finishers set a record. (And no, Michael Wardian didn't account for half of those numbers.) The half marathon continued to drive the record numbers, with 1.6 million finishers, up 16% from the previous year. That said, the 5K remained the most popular distance, with 5.2 million finishers, or almost 38% of all U.S. road race finishers. Women now constitute 55% of all road race finishers, but that's not because men are slacking off--both genders set participation records in 2011, w...

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