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The Running Boom of the 1970's.
The Running Boom
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(1970) 25 million people begin fitness running in the United States. One of the main reasons was Frank Shorter's Olympic win.
(1980) Due to an increase of running clubs and events, running becomes very popular in the UK.
(1972) Women are just now being excepted as competitive and fitness runners.
(1970) The Peachtree race only had 110 participants but now it has over 60,000.
(1912) Bay To Breakers was a race founded after the San Francisco Earthquake. This race ended up being the liveliest and nudest race ever.
(1972) The Auckland (New Zealand) Round the Bays Fun Run, which soon became the second biggest race on earth.
(1896) The Boston Marathon, one of the biggest marathons to this day, was credited to the Ancient Olympics.
(1960) In the 60's the Boston Marathon only had 1,000 entries. Now, over 30,000 people run each year. This shows how much the Running Boom made running popular in America.
(1970-1990) The Running Boom was the time when running around the world became very popular. it was credited to several different things.
(1970) During the 70's, money rewards for winning a race were strictly banned.
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