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Is another running boom underway?

Is another running boom underway?

Is Another Running Boom Under Way? By Duncan Larkin Published Jul. 30, 2013 Updated 8 hours ago comments Tweet Share Share Print There were 15.3 million finishers at U.S. races in 2013. Photo: www.shutterstock.com Half marathons and female runners are the wind in the industry’s sails. Every year since the mid-1990s, Running USA has cataloged the relative growth of the industry. According to a new report published last weekend, the organization is stating that a second running boom is under way. From its “State of the Sport,” Running USA claims that with the exception of 2003, every year for the past 20 years has seen a record number of race finishers in U.S. running events. One of the highlights of the report has to do with the record number of women runners taking to the sport. Female finishers now comprise 56 percent of the event fields — an all-time high. Additionally, ...

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