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Study: Men more likely to take risks in marathons, life

Men More Likely To Take Risks In Marathons, Life: Study


A study that looked at how men and women run marathons differently might shed some insight on emotional differences as well.

The data was drawn from 14 marathons and almost 92,000 runners. It shows most men race to the finish line as quickly as they can, while women are more likely to pace themselves.

The senior author of the study told The New York Times this mirrors behavior off the track because men are psychologically more likely to adopt a "risky strategy" like a faster pace. And women prefer to take their time. Sound familiar?


We can't say if holding back or running full force is better for a relationship, but when it comes to marathons, the study suggests a mix of both is will likely give you good results.

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chefjohnp August 19 2014 at 7:21 AM

Which sex is dangerous?....Unprotected.

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ectullis August 19 2014 at 8:07 AM

Probably another study done by a professional government grant recepient

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Gina August 19 2014 at 3:21 PM

What's the difference WHO finishes first?
They all arrive in the same place in the end so who cares! Besides, I'd be more worried about the headline pic... I seriously had to study the pic for a minute to see if it was men, women or a mix of both.. That's pretty bad when you can't tell right off the bat if a guy is a guy or if it's a women! Yikes!

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coopdabomb August 19 2014 at 3:34 PM

Shows you why men get paid more for the same job.

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ofleck August 19 2014 at 9:10 AM

"It shows most men race to the finish line as quickly as they can, while women are more likely to pace themselves."
Hmmm, the article was about sex after all! :)

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mike August 19 2014 at 9:42 AM

obviously not written by a marathoner try running a marathon all out.
when i ran i was able to adjust my pace within a few secs per mile. it took me 5 yrs to get there. at 6.12 i was fine in another race when i dropped to 6 i was toast at 19 miles such bs

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halt1025 August 19 2014 at 8:38 AM

Michelle 2016

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l2d3b August 19 2014 at 2:40 PM

Hey what a shocker ! I suppose next we'll find out that the sun goes down at night. Hopefully we didn't pay tax $$ for this critical "study".

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crowland503 August 19 2014 at 2:39 PM

Just an example of men getting the job done, while women just yak, yak, yak! Take a look at Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi whenever they opened their mouths: They cause more problems than resolutions.

Your assignment, Students, is to run a marathon blindfolded.

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doodoopapah August 19 2014 at 2:14 PM

Who paid for this "study"? Well, taxpayers did, but who authroized it? #waste

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