Some random facts about running.

  • The World Record for running a half marathon backwards is 1 hour 40 minutes

  • You can run a marathon in the desert, at the North Pole, or even around Mount Everest

  • The oldest marathon finisher is British citizen, Fauja Singh. The 100-year-old finished a marathon in a time of 8 hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds.

  • The youngest marathon runner in the world is Budhia Singh. He has already finished 48 marathons before his fifth birthday.

  • Kenyan runner, Eliud Kipchoge, is the fastest marathon runner in the world. He set the record at a time of lower than an hour

  • Over a billion pairs of running shoes are sold worldwide every year.

  • Just 15 competitors ran the Boston Marathon in its inaugural year, 1897.

  • Running with music can boost your performance by 15%.

  • It takes 200 muscles to take a step when you run.

  • The fastest human footspeed on record was set by Usain Bolt during a 100-meter sprint with a speed of 44.72km/h (27.79 mph!!)

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