Demographic characteristics of 161-km ultramarathon runners.

@article{Hoffman2012DemographicCO,
  title={Demographic characteristics of 161-km ultramarathon runners.},
  author={Martin D Hoffman and Kevin Fogard},
  journal={Research in sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={59-69}
}
Despite considerable recent growth in ultramarathon running, little is known about the characteristics of the participants. This work documents demographic characteristics of 161-km ultramarathoners. Surveys were completed by 489 of 674 runners entered in two of the largest 161-km ultramarathons in North America in 2009. Respondents had a mean (± SD) age of 44.5 ± 9.8 years (range 20-72 years) and were generally men (80.2%), married (70.1%), had bachelor's (43.6%) or graduate (37.2%) degrees… CONTINUE READING
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