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How Fast Could the Average World Cup Player Run A Mile?

Of all the most popular sports, I have the most respect for soccer. According to STATS, a company that uses a motion-tracking technology called SportVu to collect detailed statistics on players from a number of sports, football cornerbacks and wide receivers average about 1.25 miles a game, basketball players only slightly more, and tennis players about 3-5 miles in a three set match, the average soccer player (not including the goalie) averages about 7 miles a game, and some players up to 9.5 miles. That includes a lot of sprinting, which is an impressive feat of fitness and athleticism even without considering everything else that goes into the game. more

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Measure Your Milestones With One Simple Mile

With race participation at an all-time high, it seems that everyone races. But for every person registering for 5Ks to marathons, there are many more who just run. There's nothing wrong with that, but if you'd like to set goals to improve your speed and fitness, or run your first race, a simple mile time trial is the best option. more

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