Runners Setting PRs Thanks To Tough Economy?

  • By Sean McKeon
  • Published Jul. 8, 2009
  • Updated Jul. 8, 2009 at 9:53 PM UTC

Jobless rates rise as marathon times drop.

Interesting study by the Wall Street Journal on the effect of high un-employment on runners success.  I guess it does prove that if you want to get better you need to dedicate full-time to running.  A little more proof that if you really want to excel you need to focus solely on running.  Not good news for those of us that work full-time, but it does prove why professional runners have a decided edge over runners who need to work.  Getting laid off may just be the thing your running career needed!

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