Golfers Swap Spikes For Sneakers In Endurance Sports Boom - Yahoo Finance

August 8, 2014

At the same time, USA Triathlon, the sport's governing body in the U.S., has 533,000 registered triathletes, more than four times the 122,000 when the sport made its Olympic debut in 2000. The American Trail Running Association said participation in races it check this out tracks more than quadrupled since the association's founding in 1996. And recreational running in the U.S. has risen 70 percent since 2004, according to the National Sporting Goods Association. Affluent Ironmen The average household income of an Ironman competitor is $174,000, 83 percent higher than golf participants, according to WTC figures. "It appeals to a highly driven, motivated personality," Alexander said.
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