Friday, March 20, 2009

Half Marathon Popularity

Check out this quote, from a Washington Post article about the popularity of half marathons, and tomorrow's marathon/half marathon in the U.S. capital:

"The half marathon has gained in popularity over the last few years because the training commitment is much less than the marathon and runners still gain a tremendous feeling of accomplishment," said Kathy Freedman of the Capital Running Company, which is helping to time tomorrow's events.

The Brooklyn Half Marathon remains *tentatively* scheduled for May 30. Good thing it's not a popular race that draws 5,000 to 6,000 people, that people specifically train for ... (ohh, wait ...)

Give us a firm date ... please.

1 comment:

ChickenUnderwear said...

and the Biggest Loser show on NBC just had the contestants run a half marathon.

Kinda weird. They all "competed" against each other on different courses in different places and probably at different times.

From a competitive runners point of view it would be really strange not to have any idea what your computation is doing.

Anyway, I am so glad that at my worst, I woulda won.