The marathon season is over in the United States, but the sport is alive and well in Canada.
The 2016 Boston Marathon, which ended with a stunning collapse in the closing stages, saw the average time drop from 2 hours and 20 minutes to just under 2 hours 20 minutes.
That’s a drop of almost 25 percent.
And, of course, it wasn’t the only marathon to see a big drop in average time.
There were also a lot of smaller marathones in other parts of the country.
The average marathon time in New York City was 2:38:08.
The shortest race in the country was the Chicago Marathon, a 1,848-mile race in early August.
In Colorado, the average marathon finish was 3:38.
In Texas, the Texas Marathon, where the average was 3 hours and 30 minutes, saw a fall from 3:42 to 2:41:13.
That means the average finish was 2 minutes, 7 seconds lower than the average of 2:42:08 in 2016.
Overall, the drop was smaller than that seen in other races, like the half marathon in Seattle and the marathon in Portland, Oregon, that saw the drop from 3 hours 19 minutes to 3:17:25.
And the marathon’s average was also down slightly in both New York and Boston, but it was still more than double the average drop in other marathone races.
And that’s not even taking into account the time difference between marathoning in the two cities.
For example, the 2:18:16 average in New Yorkers is more than twice the 2 hours 23 minutes that the 2 hour and 45 minutes average in Boston is.
So while the marathon average has fallen, the marathon still remains the most popular sport in the U.S. Even the marathon is still doing well in other countries, like in Canada, where it averaged 1,084.5 runners per race in 2016, the second-best mark in the world behind the London Marathon.
In the United Kingdom, it averaged 919.7 runners per marathon in 2016 and its average was down from 928.6 runners per marathoney in 2016 because of the Boston Marathon’s closing days.