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 Running In Other Countries
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
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Running In Other Countries Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:58 am 

I got to thinking recently how running isn't very accepted as a sport in many parts of the world. It seems to be most popular in North Amercia and parts of Europe. Of course there are very talented runners from Africa, Asia, and elsewhere, but I don't get the impression that running as a passtime for the general public is very common in those areas.

I wonder why that is? Maybe most of the world has more to worry about in their day-to-day lives then spending time running places just for the fun of it. Heck, in some places, people are virtually forbidden to run, or were until very recently. Did anyone watch the qualifying heats of the women's 100m during the Olympics last summer? There were a couple of women from Muslim countries that did the race in full traditional attire: robes that covered them from head to toe. Can you imagine that?

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