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4,500

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

2

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

306

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

4,228

The number of half-marathon participants in 2012

762

The number of full-marathon participants in 2012

60

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

6,533,000

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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