May 24, 2015


Running... the numbers


The number of entrants in the first Manitoba Marathon, held June 17, 1979, 35 years ago


Less than 50

The percentage of the participants who finished the race


The number of incidents involving the media truck: It slid into a ditch, spilling members of the media; it nearly took out a runner from Norway at another point


The number of runners in the half-marathon when the distance was added to the Manitoba Marathon lineup in 1982


The number of half-marathon participants in 2012


The number of full-marathon participants in 2012


Roughly the percentage of Canadian runners who are female

$2.46 billion

The total sales figure for running shoes in the United States in 2011, a record


The number of Canadians 12 and over who now say they run or jog

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 15, 2013 D3

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