Running the Marathon is more dangerous than parachuting
Posted by TJ on Tuesday November 4, 2008 @ 09:52 AM
[Tags: news, health, facts]

I just saw that a second runner died after running the New York City ING marathon. There were about 38,000 people who ran in the race in NYC. I think this makes running the marathon more dangerous than parachuting. Of 2.2 million jumps by parachuters there were only 18 reported deaths according to the US Parachute Association USPA.org. Going by these statistics alone you are 15 times more likely to die from running in a marathon then by jumping out of a airplane.

NY Times:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/sports/othersports/04marathon.html?ref=sports

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