What percentage of people run a half marathon?

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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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How long is a half marathon?

The half marathon is a road race distance of exactly 21.0975 km, as defined by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), and the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (RRTC/USATF). The conversion ( Full Answer )

Fastest half marathon?

The fastest half marathon, according to the official IAAF is 58:23.This was set by Zersenay Tadese in London, Portugal.

How do you train for a half marathon?

Half Marathon Training Programs . Hal Higdon (a 12-week program) . Runner's World (an 8-week program) From Healthy Tipping Point :)

Why do people run marathons?

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.

How many people run the la marathon?

This year (2010) there was a record turn out hitting the maximum number of participnats at 25,000. There were 21,532 finishers.

What percentage of people run?

Approximately 65%. Roughly 20-25% of the population are old people who can't run and there are also disabled people too!

Who are the fastest people to run the London marathon?

Martin Lel running it in 2:05:15, Abderrahim Goumri in 2:05:30, Sammy Wanjiru in 2:05:24, Ryan Hall in 2:06:17(fastest American marathoner), and a lot of other kenyan, moroccan, and ethiopian marathoners finished this marathon in under 2:10:00.

What percentage of people run a triathlon?

There are up to 6 percent of the population in the United Statesalone that will run a triathlon. This number is slightly less forthe world-wide population as a whole.

How many people run in the Olympic marathon?

At the 2008 Games in Beijing, 95 men and 81 women started their respective marathon ... 76 men and 69 women finished the race. At the 2004 Games in Athens, 101 men and 82 women started their respective marathon ... 81 men and 66 women finished the race.

What percentage of the population run marathons?

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.. This answer above assumes every runner runs one marathon, only. If marathoners averaged 10 marathons each in 2007, that would b ( Full Answer )

How long to run a half marathon?

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 depends on how fast you 'run', if at all. So I'd go for about 1.5-2 hours.

What is an average time for a half marathon?

The time of the person in the middle of a half-marathon run in 2003 for men whereby 1409 runners competed is around 2 hours 30 mins. The fastest runner finished with a time of 1hr 12 mins 0 sec. The last runner finished in about 3 hrs 58 mins. About 200 people finished within 2hrs. That was the r ( Full Answer )

How many people who run a marathon finish?

Yesterday, in the 2011 LA marathon, 27000 of us participated but of that 27000, 18914 finished -- Which is about 71% (it was under extreme conditions though, which may have caused more people than usual to drop out (all-day torrential rain, and 20mph winds = the shivers)

How fast should you run for a half marathon?

For your first half marathon, probably 10-13 minutes per mile, or if you are walking a little bit too, 13-16 minutes per mile. If you are a super amazing runner and/or have run a half-marathon before, then the sky's the limit.

How many miles are in half a marathon?

There are 26.2 miles in a full marathon, thus there are 13.1 miles in a half marathon. No odd calculations... a half marathon is a half marathon.

What training do you do for a half marathon?

There are several programs available to help you train for a half marathon. A couple of popular ones are Hal Hingdon's (www.halhigdon.com/ halfmarathon ) and Jeff Galloway's (www.jeffgalloway.com/ training / half _ marathon .html) schedules.. There are also several personal trainers that offer trai ( Full Answer )

How old do you have to be to run a half 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 specify a minimum age, but will require younger athletes to be accompanied by a parent, who is also registered in the race. All ( Full Answer )

What is the minimum age to run a half marathon?

Most marathons require a age limit of 18 e.g the london, berlin, new york and cape town etc.... unless you got permission from your parents and the marathon organisation accepted that you are capable then you would be allowed at about 16-17 years old. Scientists say extreme distances like 10 miles ( Full Answer )

What percentage people finish 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.

What percentage of people can run 10K?

By run do you mean run or jog. Any figure would be speculatory because the nature of the question, who is included as every person, man woman child, which country, which state, do people without legs count as not being able to run 10km or are they excluded by lack of a fundamental capacity.... Answe ( Full Answer )

Is there a half marathon?

Yes, there is a half marathon. A half marathon is about 13.1 miles long, half the distance of a full marathon, 26.2 miles. . \n

Good half marathon time?

Depends on your age, gender, and skill level. I am a 35yr old male in decent shape who just ran his first half marathon in 1:51. My goal was to get under 2 hours which I think is a good bar to set as a male.

What is a good time for running a half marathon?

It depends on the runner, I'd say about 1:30-1:45 for someone who's trained and fast. I've seen the really fast ones (cough...Kenyans) do it in a little over an hour which for me is too insane to even comprehend.

After running a marathon what is the soonest you can run another marathon?

Me personally? Another hundred years. One guy ran 50 marathons in 49 days, and he took a day off in the middle, so he had two days where he had to run two marathons. There are ultramarathoners who run 50 or 100 miles without stopping. You? Consult with your physician.

How long does it take to run half marathon?

Depends on the age, fitness level and gender of the athlete, as well as the course. The world record for a man is 58:23 and for a woman it is 1:05:50. Most people consider a time under 1:30:00 to be reasonably fast. Some half marathon races will set maximum times that the course will be open, ( Full Answer )

How do you run a marathon?

You get off the computer, go buy a garmin and some running shoes and... GO RUN.

How do you determine Half marathon pace?

For pace in minutes per mile, divide your finishing time by 13.11. For pace in minutes per kilometer, divide your finishing time by 21.1. If you're a runner and you are attempting to determine an appropriate pace or time goal, search for "McMillan's Running Calculator" which does a reasonable job ( Full Answer )

What percentage of people ever run Boston Marathon?

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 that would be less than 0.2% of all Americans will run in the Boston Marathon. If we're looking at worldwide population, th ( Full Answer )

Should a 16 year old be running half marathons?

I Do All The Time And I'm 12 But My Body is Used To Doing everything All Day Every Day But You Really Shouldn't If You Are 16 And Growing And Developing Unless You Do More Than Five Hours A Week Of Excercise.

How old do you have to be to run a half marathon in Florida?

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 specify a minimum age, but will require younger athletes to be accompanied by a parent, who is also registered in the race. All ( Full Answer )

Where may one find a good guide for people wanting to learn about marathon running?

There are a number of websites that provide good guides for people wanting to learn about marathon running. For example, there are training guides on sites such as Runner's World, Marathon Rookie or Cool Running that provide good tips and advice on how to train and run a marathon. Alternatively, the ( Full Answer )

Where can one find advice on how to train to run a half marathon?

There are many places to get advice on how to train for a half marathon. One could join a sports club or fitness club that is focused on running, get in touch with a personal trainer or with other marathon runners. There are also books related to it. Another option is to consult helpful websites suc ( Full Answer )