07 Oct '16, 11pm

Runners need to know these facts before lacing up again.

Runners need to know these facts before lacing up again.

I’m giving you 28 facts because this is the 28th summer Olympics! Though it was officially labeled XXXI there have been 3 cancelled Olympics The marathon was not an event of the ancient Olympic games. The marathon started in 1896 in Athens, a race from Marathon – northeast of Athens – to the Olympic Stadium, a distance of 42.195 kilometers 57% of all race finishers in 2015 were women Atlanta Peachtree road race has the largest number of finishers in US at 54,752 (2015), the NYC marathon is next at just over 50,000 The fastest mile ever run: Hicham El Guerrouj from Morroco in 3:43:13 and Svetlana Msterkova of Russia in 4:12:56 45 degrees is the optimal race day temperature based on scientific testing of how the body reacts to different temps Researchers from the University of Portsmouth in England found that breasts don’t just bounce up and down during running; they move in...

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