We have compiled the 13 most curious running facts. Check them out below: –
According to a study by the University of Arkansas with 408 participants, running makes you more attractive. 80% of men and 60% of women felt more attractive after running regularly.
The oldest marathon runner is an Indian-born British citizen and his name is Fauja Singh. At the Waterfont Marathon in Toronto, Canada, the 100-year-old runner finished the race in 8 hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds. Isn’t that impressive?
The youngest marathon runner is Budhia Singh, who ran 48 marathons before he was 5 years old.
Breast milk can taste sour after an intense running workout. Lactic acid produced after hard exercise is absorbed by milk and can change its taste.
Runners who run more than 50 miles a week are twice as likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses. Those who run between 20 and 30 km a week have a stronger immune system and are less prone to colds.
A regular running workout is good for improving long-term bone stability . A group of researchers from the University of Michigan concluded that 12-20 minutes of running three times a week can increase bone mineral density.
French ultramarathon runner Serge Girard holds the world record for the longest distance covered in 365 days. He ran every day for a year, crossing a total of 25 countries and covering a total distance of 27,011 kilometers.
Researchers have found that most runners have a more upright posture and a straight back when they cross paths with another attractive runner.
German Markus Jürgens holds the world record for marathon running backwards. In the 2017 Hanover Marathon, he crossed the finish line in a time of 3 hours, 38 minutes and 27 seconds.
Unlike men, women tend to run the second part of a marathon faster than the first. They tend to start slower, but continue to pick up speed and end up finishing more quickly in the second half. This analysis was carried out by Professors Eric Allen and Patricia Dechow, who analyzed 300,000 results from the Chicago Marathon.
A study demonstrated the impact of running on sex and orgasms . 78 runners started running 4 times a week. After 9 months, they declared that they had 30% more sex. In addition, the number of orgasms also grew by 26%.
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge is the fastest marathon runner in the world. His mark is at 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds and he beat it at the Berlin marathon in 2018.
The fastest runner in the world is the Jamaican Usain Bolt. He holds the world record in the 100 meter dash (9.58 seconds) and in the 200 meter ready (19.19 seconds). Its maximum speed is 44.72 km per hour.
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