>Running 101>Kilometers vs Miles
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The Year of the Monkey
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Simple, kilometers are shorter than miles. Why would you want to run a whole mile when you can run just a kilometer.
Plus, when you run a fixed distance, it sounds better in kilometers than it does in miles. Why run 26.2 miles when you can run 42.2 kilometers?
I also think it has to do with road race distances--especially the ever-popular 5K and 10K--matching distances that are commonly raced on the track (5000m and 10000m) and tracks are pretty much all metric at this point, even in the US.
Yep. Anywhere other than the USA everything is in kilometers. That "26" marker is not so welcome when it's 26 km
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
So, a guy asked me the other day...are you in the company's 401K? And I said, are you KIDDING??? That's like...250 miles!
Nope - miles rule in the UK. Even though we're supposed to use metric like the rest of Europe.