How sluggish newbies ruined the marathon.

The stadium scene.
Sept. 22 2006 7:35 AM

Running With Slowpokes

How sluggish newbies ruined the marathon.

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Correction, Sept. 22, 2006: This article originally and incorrectly attributed two statistics about marathon runners to USA Track & Field. The statistics came from the group Running USA. (Return to the corrected sentence.)

Gabriel Sherman is a special correspondent for the New Republic.