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 check out the following infographic that takes a look at the lighter side of this growing sport.

The Running Boom

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