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Old 11-12-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Rio Grande Valley/Tone City
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New York Marathon: Ranking Which Cities Runners Run the Longest - The Daily Beast

Top 10

#1, Boston, Massachusetts
Average miles run per week: 7.85
Favorite running spot: Charles River Reservation

#2, Baltimore-Washington, Maryland-D.C.
Average miles run per week: 7.81
Favorite running spot: National Mall

#3, Los Angeles, California
Average miles run per week: 7.55
Favorite running spot: Lake Hollywood Reservoir

#4, Seattle, Washington
Average miles run per week: 7.53
Favorite running spot: Green Lake Park

#5, Denver, Colorado
Average miles run per week: 7.47
Favorite running spot: Cherry Creek Trail

#6, San Antonio, Texas
Average miles run per week: 7.44
Favorite running spot: McAllister Park Trails

#7, Cincinnati, Ohio
Average miles run per week: 7.05
Favorite running spot: Caesar Creek State Park

#8, San Francisco, California
Average miles run per week: 7.00
Favorite running spot: Golden Gate Park

#9, Chicago, Illinois
Average miles run per week: 6.99
Favorite running spot: Chicago Lakefront Trail

#10, San Diego, California
Average miles run per week: 6.83
Favorite running spot: Torrey Pines State Reserve


The Losers according to Daily Beast.


#11, Phoenix, Arizona
Average miles run per week: 6.68
Favorite running spot: The Arizona Canal

#12, New York, New York
Average miles run per week: 6.65
Favorite running spot: Central Park

#13, Miami, Florida
Average miles run per week: 6.60
Favorite running spot: Miami Springs

#14, St. Louis, Missouri
Average miles run per week: 6.30
Favorite running spot: West Tyson State Park, Chubb Trail

#15, Charlotte, North Carolina
Average miles run per week: 6.24
Favorite running spot: Reedy Creek Park

#16, Dallas, Texas
Average miles run per week: 6.19
Favorite running spot: White Rock Lake

#17, Portland, Oregon
Average miles run per week: 5.98
Favorite running spot: Forest Park

#18, Houston, Texas
Average miles run per week: 5.91
Favorite running spot: Memorial Park

#19, Atlanta, Georgia
Average miles run per week: 5.75
Favorite running spot: Chastain Park
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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my favorite spot to run in SF isnt in GG Park, but rather the long beach next to the Park

http://www.robertcampbellphotography...an-Beach-1.jpg
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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lol, this isn't the running capitals or the best cities for runners, it is simpy a ranking of the places where the runners who run the longest are from.

and I would not call Phoenix a lagard and San Diego a winner when the difference is 0.14

how can they just rank 19 and call the top 10 winners and then 11 to 19 losers? Totally ridiculous ranking
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Rio Grande Valley/Tone City
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Maybe if Houston was at the top you would think otherwise.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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lol, this isn't the running capitals or the best cities for runners, it is simpy a ranking of the places where the runners who run the longest are from.

and I would not call Phoenix a lagard and San Diego a winner when the difference is 0.14

how can they just rank 19 and call the top 10 winners and then 11 to 19 losers? Totally ridiculous ranking
I agree it just ranks cities with healthier lifestyles.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Rio Grande Valley/Tone City
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If your one point from winning....... you lost!
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Rio Grande Valley/Tone City
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my favorite spot to run in SF isnt in GG Park, but rather the long beach next to the Park

http://www.robertcampbellphotography...an-Beach-1.jpg

That is a Beautiful park I would just want to lay in the lush surroundings, and roll around. lol
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:08 PM
 
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Maybe if Houston was at the top you would think otherwise.
it is silly no matter who is on top, and you know it
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Much Better runners analysis:
Running Times Magazine: What Makes A Running City?



1 City: Alexandria
State: VA
Population (2000): 128,283
Marathon finishers: 1,288
Average time: 4:42:37
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 10.04

2 City: Salt Lake
State: UT
Population (2000): 181,743
Marathon finishers: 1,651
Average time: 4:25:53
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 9.08

3 City: Minneapolis
State: MN
Population (2000): 382,618
Marathon finishers: 2,349
Average time: 4:23:09
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 6.14

4 City: Cambridge
State: MA
Population (2000): 101,355
Marathon finishers: 556
Average time: 4:03:34
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 5.49

5 City: Richmond
State: VA
Population (2000): 197,790
Marathon finishers: 968
Average time: 4:27:10
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 4.89

6 City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Population (2000): 114,024
Marathon finishers: 543
Average time: 4:14:16
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 4.76

7 City: Naperville
State: IL
Population (2000): 128,358
Marathon finishers: 568
Average time: 4:26:03
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 4.43

8 City: Irvine
State: CA
Population (2000): 143,072
Marathon finishers: 597
Average time: 4:52:42
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 4.17

9 City: Portland
State: OR
Population (2000): 529,121
Marathon finishers: 2,134
Average time: 4:50:26
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 4.03

10 City: Madison
State: WI
Population (2000): 208,054
Marathon finishers: 824
Average time: 4:18:09
Finishers per 1,000 Residents: 3.96


This one too:
The Best of Running at Runner's World (http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-239-281--13339-6-1X2X3X4X5-6,00.html - broken link)

1 Portland
No place has so much sweet trail, mostly in Forest Park or by the Willamette.

2 San Francisco
Inspiring views, great weather, killer hills, and a festive hometown race.

3 New York
Options galore: Central Park, along the Hudson, or leafy Van Cortlandt Park.

4 Boulder
Home to fantastic trails, a vibrant elite scene, and the nation's best 10-K.

5 Austin
The city has 50-plus miles of scenic paths, plus typically sunny and mild weather.

6 Boston
Anyone can run Heartbreak Hill 364 days a year. Or try a scenic loop along the Charles.

7 Eugene
Track Town is Nike's birthplace and home to Hayward Field and legendary Pre's Trail.

8 Chicago
A friendly scene, and great routes in Lincoln Park and on the Lakefront path.

9 San Diego
Stellar weather, breathtaking ocean views, and lots of fast company.

10 Flagstaff
The elites love the limitless trail options, sunny skies, and high elevation.

But San Antonio above Austin??? please
San Antonio is the least healtiiest city in the south

Here is another:

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/3/3_1/runners-world-ranks-the-2.shtml (broken link)
1. San Francisco
2. San Diego
3. New York
4. Chicago
5. DC
6. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
7. Boulder, CO
8. Boston, MA
9. Denver, CO
10. Portland, OR
11. Austin, TX
12. Seattle, WA
13. Philadelphia, PA
14. Colorado Springs, CO
15. Dallas, TX
16. Anchorage, AK
17. Raleigh, NC
18. Salt Lake City, UT
19. Honolulu, HI
20. Atlanta, GA
21. Houston, TX
22. Phoenix, AZ
23. Madison, WI
24. Monterey, CA
25. Fort Collins, CO
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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I'm originally from Arizona and I can see why the Arizona Canal made #1 on the Daily Beat's list for worst running place in the nation. There are no trees out there and the views are an ugly canal - there are better places in AZ to run - I used to like the greenbelt that runs through Scottsdale all the way down to Tempe.

I now live in Colorado and I think the Highline is a much better place to run over Cherry Creek Trails (The CCT are running distance from my house and I will drive to the Highline to be able to run on it). The scenery, people, and views are way better in my opinion.
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