When the U.S. won their first ever gold medal in the marathon in 1972 it sparked a huge revival for the sport of running. The competitive road race has seen a 170% increase in participation since 1991 as more people take part in more events. Fasten your running shoes and race down the page with as RunningShoes.com takes a look at the lighter side of this growing sport.
Covering an approximate area of only 710 square kilometers, Singapore has seen an emerging trend of commercial running events held in recent years. Participants have grown exponentially with the introduction of a variety of concepts, distances and locations. RunSociety takes a look at some of the interesting facts of the running scene on this little island.