The gender divide shrinks noticeably on the run, as detailed by an informative graphic crafted by the web site MP3 Running.
Dubbed sports bras vs. speedos, the chart illustrates the results of a survey of 11,000 runners conducted by RunningUSA.
Among the similarities: both men and women favor the half-marathon over the marathon - 39% of women and 35.2% of men list it as their favorite racing distance.
Runners of both sexes have a high rate of education. Nearly 80% of the women and 76% of the men have earned college degrees.
In the purchasing department, men actually outpace women in buying shoes, but only slightly. Men bought 3.2 pair in the previous year and women averaged 2.9. Women will spend more, though, with 65.3% reporting they spent more than $90 for a pair of shoes.
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