The Science of Sport: The marathon era: A seismic shift and commercial influence

Via Scoop.itTeaching Economics

“To put this into context (and a graphical form), I looked back over the last eleven years of marathon running. And below is a graph that is pretty heavy on data, but it shows four key stats:The bars represent the AVERAGE time of the top 10 athletes per yearThe blue diamond shows the world record time coming into the year (as it stood on Jan 1 of that year)The black circle shows the fastest time in each yearBelow the graph, two numbers – the top one is the number of runners who broke 2:07 and the lower number (in maroon) is the number of Kenyan athletes in the Top 20 of the world rankings..”
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Posted on November 1, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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