Well done to Indian women marathoners

The morning paper here in sunny (read HOT) Mumbai has some interesting facts and figures about marathons the world over, and how India fits in to it all.

Here you go:

What I find super interesting is that more women take part in marathons here in India than in 3 “developed”, European countries.

And even more interesting, though it doesn’t directly concern India, is that Spain, which records the fastest average finish time, has the lowest proportion of women runners.  Now how does that work?

Also, Europe has a lower female participation than Asia.  Unexpected.

BUT, here is the $64,000 question – where are the African statistics in all this?

Why are there relatively fewer women running in Europe than in Asia?

But you know what, India?

Not bad.  Not bad at all.


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