A very small minority
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
My Spark buddy BOILHAM and I are always commenting about runners who start the sport at an advanced age and how few of us there are. Here is some data that illustrates just how small our group is.
While registering for the Chicago Marathon, I noticed a poll on their web site that asks:
"In what age group did you make your marathon debut?"
Out of over 10,000 responses so far, only 41 people stated that they ran their first marathon when they were 65 or older.
Obviously, BOILHAM and I are part of a very exclusive group. Geezers rule!!!!