Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

Sunday I’m running OKC’s half marathon. Folks, I swear this is the last post about me running the half marathon-until nex year. Oh and, besides Monday when I give an update on the race. But after Monday, I promise, no more post about running! I mean it this time. But with all that said I have to talk about running today. Sorry. Enjoy Friday Fun Facts…it has to do with Half Marathons.

A half marathon is a road running event of 21,097.5 meters. Yikes! I wrote an entire post about this last year. I was scared of the 21,097.5 meters.

In 2008, Running USA reported that the half marathon is the fastest growing type of race. Look Mom, there’s lots of crazy people out there.

The female world record is 1:06:25, set by Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands on October 14, 2007. FYI- Multiple her time by 2 and you get my time. Shut up!

A popular goal is to run a half marathon in each state of the United States and the District of Columbia. At least four runners have completed this series. I should do this! It could be part of my SCTs!

The current biggest half marathon in the world is the Great North Run, held annually in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, with 52,000 runners expected in 2009. Holy Cow!


monamachel1 said...

How many states so far??

Renee said...

If you choose to run this in CO pick the FLAT eastern portion of the state. ;) hee hee

Scotty said...

There are people that have run a half in every state? Wow.