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848 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2013 10:44 AM by JesseMacRunner
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Jul 23, 2013 8:45 AM

Question: why do we run marathons?

I am running a pilot survey that is attempting to understand why we run marathons and I would appreciate your input.  I'm hoping for responses from previous marathoners as well as from folks that haven't run one before but are thinking about it.  The numbers of people that are signing up for marathons is growing every year and my mission is to try to understand why.  And for the record, I have no affiliation with any event organizers, running organizations, manufacturers or retailers in the running industry.  I am a runner with an interest in why things are what they are.


The link for the survey (4 questions - it'll take you 60 seconds) is located at:   


I have embedded a free survey tool in that blog that allows anonymous responses and has no crazy links.   If you have any problems, please let me know.


Many thanks for participating!  If I am able to obtain any interesting information, I will post a summary of the results.



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