Interesting Running Facts

Here are some interesting topics for you to think about:

The longest race in the world takes place in Queens, New York. The 3100-mile behemoth, that's right, I said 3100 miles, takes place every year between June-August. Runners are required to complete 5649 laps of an elongated city block and must traverse nearly 60 miles every day in order to finish the race in the allotted amount of time. Remember that the next time you go for a run.

Usain Bolt holds the world record for the 100-meter dash with a time of 9.58 seconds. If Bolt were able to maintain that pace for an entire mile, he would finish with a time of about 2:34.17. If only Bolt had infinite turbo. That would be a sight to see.

Even astronauts on the International Space Station like to run. While they might not be able to enjoy fresh air and are confined to a specially designed treadmill, they are able to watch the sun rise and set within a forty-five minute time period. Close your eyes and picture that: The sun starts to rise as you begin your run and sets just as you finish; that would be fun.

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