Must-Know Marathon Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"The world record time for men in the marathon is 2:01:39, set by Eliud Kipchoge."

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"The world record time for women in the marathon is 2:14:04, set by Brigid Kosgei."

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"The oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon, started in 1897."

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"The first Olympic marathon took place in 1896, in Athens, Greece."

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"The average finish time for marathon runners worldwide is 4 hours 32 minutes and 47 seconds."

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"In 2019, 7.5% of marathon finishers were aged 60 or older."

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"Almost half of marathon runners choose a marathon to participate in due to its location."

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"The Tokyo Marathon is the youngest of the World Marathon Majors, established in 2007."

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"The largest marathon in the world, the New York City Marathon, had 53,640 finishers in 2019."

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"The average marathon finish time for U.S. men is 4 hours 10 minutes and 34 seconds."

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"The average marathon finish time for U.S. women is 4 hours 42 minutes and 33 seconds."

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"About 8.1% of marathon runners will hit “the wall” after the 20-mile mark."

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"Runners aged 25-34 made up the largest group of marathon participants globally in 2020 at 28.2%."

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"In 2020, there were 3% more female marathon runners than male marathon runners in the United States."

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"Approximately 22% of marathon runners worldwide include a marathon in their vacation plans."

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