1.96 million

May 25, 2014 

B y the numbers The estimated number of people who finished a half marathon in the United States in 2013. That is a record, according to a report from Running USA. The 2013 tally is a 6 percent increase compared to the number of finishers in 2012. The report stated that since 2000, the number of half-marathon finishers tripled, rising from 482,000 to 1.96 million, or 307 percent. Also, according to the report, since 2010, 13.1 miles has been the second most popular distance by finishers behind the 5K.

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