The vast majority of readers we surveyed like to run alone.
The vast majority of readers we surveyed like to run alone.

The Average Outside Runner, Visualized

Because there’s a lot more to running than lacing up your shoes and hitting the pavement

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What makes a runner? To find out, we surveyed 650 of our readers about everything from their training plans to their favorite trail companions. Some of the answers will surprise you—and they may give you the inspiration to set a new PR.

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