What percentage of people run a half marathon?
i dont know the answer for a half marathon but i read that only 1 percent of the population has run a marathon(26.2) In a 2008 New York Times article about the Half Marathon becoming the hottest new distance in running, it estimates that 650,000 people completed half marathons in the US in 2007. A Google search of the US population for 2007 gives a result of 301M total people. This would make the percentage of half-marathon finishers less than 1%. We're a pretty special group, eh? :)
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1% . A fellow marathoner told me that 1% of people will ever run a marathon.
Because it was back in time during a war in Greece where a messenger ran from a town called marathon to pass on some relavant message about the enemy and the distance was 26.2… miles. So during the olymoics they created the event to commemorate that run.
tThe percentage of American's that have run a marthon is only 0.5percent, which is a 140 percent increase from 1990.ÃThere are about570 marathons that are held annually.
very very few... 100 miles? are you kidding me?
About 2-3 hours.
407,000 runners finished marathons in the USA in 2007. With the population at around 303,500,000 that calculates to about one-tenth of a percent, or 1 per every thousand.. Th…is answer above assumes every runner runs one marathon, only. If marathoners averaged 10 marathons each in 2007, that would be one-onehundredth of a percent who run marathons, by the above figures.. Even that seems high to me.
Depends how fast you run, you'd imagine. Usain Bolt at full speed would do a half marathon in less than an hour. If you walk it, you'd do it in about 2-2.25 hours. It depend…s on how fast you 'run', if at all. So I'd go for about 1.5-2 hours.
less then 1/10 of 1%
the majority of people who start a marathon will finish.
21,097.5 metres (half the distance of a normal marathon).
The answer depends upon the race. Most races will set a minimum age of 14 or 18, depending upon whether they want to include HS age athletes or not. Some races will not specif…y a minimum age, but will require younger athletes to be accompanied by a parent, who is also registered in the race. All of those decisions are made with liability issues in mind and will be strictly enforced. It depends on the country. In the UK the minimum age for a half marathon is 17, for a full marathon it's 18. The governing body, UK Athletics, considers it harmful to a growing body to subject it to such extremes and a UK marathon allowing kids to participate would lose their insurance. However in the US there are kids as young as 12 competing in marathons
According to statistics, slightly over 50 percent of the peoplefinish marathons. The others usually give up and drop out in thecourse of the marathon.
A marathon is a race that is 26 miles in length. At least 10percent of women run marathons each year.
Considering that only about 500K people have ever run the Boston Marathon in over 115 years, the answer is not very many. If we're looking at just the US population, then t…hat would be less than 0.2% of all Americans will run in the Boston Marathon. If we're looking at worldwide population, then it would be less than 0.0001% of the world will run in the Boston Marathon.