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Women Runners Way Better Than Men at Pacing Themselves

mic.com Published: August 18, 2014
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Women tend to pace themselves nice and steady, while men rush to the finish line and tire themselves out, according to Mic.com.


Those are the findings of a new paper analyzing data from 14 separate marathons and 91,929 individual scores, which concluded the running differences between the two sexes was "robust." But is the difference just in running, or can it be extrapolated towards a metaphor of the differences between men and women?


The results: In the study, by comparing the runners' halfway times with their final scores, the research team was roughly able to determine each runner's overall and second-half paces. Men slowed down by 16% after passing the midpoint, while women's rate dropped by closer to 12%. Another test found a more significant drop, with up to 14% of men finishing at a 30% slower pace while just 5% of female runners fell into the same category.



H/T: Newser
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