How many people do you think finished a marathon in the US in 2010?

Apparently there were 503,000 marathon finishers in the US in 2010. Based on how many runners I personally know that have gotten into running in the last few years (myself included) I would think that number would be more like 503,000,000. But I probably just choose to surround myself with those that are similarly inclined.

A question for running readers: Are people really truly afraid of getting lost during a marathon? Like, actually truly fearful? A trail race? I get it. An ultramarathon? Sure thing. But during a marathon? Hmmm…

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