Houston Marathon 2011: Why Have Marathons Become So Popular?
Running a marathon is something that most people didn’t do. However, in recent years, the popularity of marathons has exploded and become more accessible to the common person.
One of the reasons is the fitness culture that we live in. People are more focused on healthy living and running and completing a marathon is something that is a badge of honor and a statement to the level of fitness that you have as a person.
Everyone wants to be able to say they ran a marathon and brag to their friends about doing it, that never hurt the popularity of a sport. Not only that, but with charities getting behind these events, giving back to the community and supporting causes for less fortunate people or trying to find cures for illnesses is something that a lot of people support and motivates people to try and makes things easier for the world around them.
Would you ever run a marathon?
Running a marathon is one of the hardest things you can do and is a major accomplishment that we’ve seen done more often by people like you and me.