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September 19, 2014:


Previous Polls: (past polls are closed but results you may view the results)
September 19, 2014:
"What would be the best way(s) to manage the excessive demand for entry into many of the major marathons and triathlons?"
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		Time stamped on-line entry 	19% 	92
2 		Geographical quotas 	15% 	76
3 		Performance standards 	39% 	190
4 		Lottery 	17% 	83
5 		Other 	10% 	51
	
Total Votes: 492

September 12, 2014:
Which of the following have your purchased ONLINE in the past year?
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	Books, Magazines 	14% 	151
2 	Coaching Services 	9% 	96
3 	Clothing 		15% 	161
4 	Heart Rate Monitor 	11% 	118
5 	Running Shoes 		18% 	195
6 	Speed/Distance or GPS Watch 	11% 	116
7 	Sports Drinks, Bars, Gels, etc 	8% 	86
8 	Sports Watch 		8% 	90
9 	Other 			6% 	66
Total Votes: 1079

September 5, 2014:
What is the toughest feat to accomplish in track and field?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		Sub-10 seconds for 100m 	4% 	21
2 		Sub-4 minutes for the mile 	12% 	58
3 		Sub-13 minutes for 5km 	15% 	73
4 		Sub-2 hours, 10 minutes in the marathon 	22% 	110
5 		Pole vault 6m+ 	6% 	31
6 		Shot put 20m+ 	4% 	18
7 		Score 8500+ points in the decathlon 	18% 	91
8 		Run the steeplechase sub 8:30 	10% 	51
9 		Throw the javelin 80m+ 	6% 	29
10 	Triple jump 17m+ 	4% 	19
Total Votes: 501

August 29, 2014:
"Which of the following shoe brands have you worn?"
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	asics 		12% 	109
2 	adidas 		11% 	97
3 	Brooks 		10% 	96
4 	Fila 		6% 	59
5 	Mizuno 	9% 	82
6 	New Balance 	12% 	111
7 	Nike 		12% 	114
8 	Puma 		8% 	70
9 	Reebok 	8% 	77
10	Saucony 	11% 	104
Total Votes: 919

August 22, 2014:
A "Real Runner" is....
Answers                             Percent     Votes
1     Somebody that runs                     9%     24
2     Somebody that runs regularly                 39%     105
3     Somebody that runs races                 22%     60
4     Somebody that runs marathons             13%     35
5     Somebody that runs marathons in under three hours     18%     48
Total Votes: 272

August 15, 2014:
What is/are your preferred post-race or post-workout beverage(s)?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Sports drink 	18% 	85
2 	Water 		17% 	81
3 	Chocolate milk 	19% 	89
4 	Soft drink 	15% 	70
5 	Beer 		16% 	75
6 	Other 		16% 	76
Total Votes: 476

August 8, 2014:
"Which aspects of race organization are important to you?"
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	Certified course 	13% 	91
2 	Accurate timing 	13% 	94
3 	Traffic-free course 	12% 	87
4 	Aid stations 		11% 	80
5 	T-shirts 		11% 	75
6 	Finisher medals 	11% 	76
7 	Prize money 		10% 	70
8 	Medical services 	10% 	71
9 	Large field 		9% 	67
Total Votes: 711

August 1, 2014:
"Which type of running shoe(s) do you wear for training?"
Answers 		Percent Votes
1 	Cushioned 	13% 	122
2 	Motion Control 12% 	109
3 	Neutral 	16% 	150
4 	Performance 	10% 	87
5 	Racing 		10% 	90
6 	Stability 	17% 	160
7 	Trail 		11% 	103
8 	Other 		10% 	94
Total Votes: 915

July 25, 2014:
What is your all-time personal best marathon time?
Answers 		Percent Votes
1 	Never run one 	2% 	29
2 	Sub 2:20 	1% 	9
3 	2:20 to 2:30 	1% 	20
4 	2:30 to 2:40 	3% 	46
5 	2:40 to 2:50 	8% 	120
6 	2:50 to 3:00 	10% 	148
7 	3:00 to 3:20 	16% 	222
8 	3:20 to 3:40 	17% 	237
9 	3:40 to 4:00 	19% 	276
10	4:00 Plus 	22% 	311
Total Votes: 1418

July 18, 2014:
What is/are your favourite race distance(s)?
Answers 		Percent Votes
1 	Marathon 	11% 	79
2 	Half-Marathon 	13% 	96
3 	10K 		10% 	76
4 	8K 		9% 	66
5 	5K 		11% 	83
6 	Steeplechase 	9% 	65
7 	1500M/Mile 	9% 	69
8 	800M 		9% 	69
9 	Sprints 		9% 	64
10 	Ultras 		8% 	61
Total Votes: 728

July 11, 2014:
Which of the following distance running events is/are the most demanding?
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	1500M/Mile 		9% 	38
2 	3000M Steeplechase 	18% 	76
3 	5000M/10000M 	13% 	56
4 	Marathon 		37% 	155
5 	Cross-Country 		22% 	90
Total Votes: 415

Junly 4, 2014:
What is/are your favourite running workout(s)?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Drills 		11% 	49
2 	Fartlek 		13% 	55
3 	Hills 		14% 	62
4 	Intervals 	18% 	76
5 	Long Run 	19% 	84
6 	Tempo 		14% 	59
7 	Time Trial 	11% 	49
Total Votes: 434

June 27, 2014:
"Which aspects of race organization are important to you?"
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	Certified course 	13% 	79
2 	Accurate timing 	13% 	84
3 	Traffic-free course 	12% 	77
4 	Aid stations 		11% 	71
5 	T-shirts 		11% 	66
6 	Finisher medals 	11% 	67
7 	Prize money 		10% 	61
8 	Medical services 	10% 	62
9 	Large field 		9% 	58
Total Votes: 625

June 20, 2014:
Should women's road race records("best times") be allowed to be established in mixed (men and women) races?
Answers 				Percent 	Votes
1 	Yes 				64% 	152
2 	No, women's only races 	36% 	86
Total Votes: 238

June 13, 2014:
In the past 20 years the men's marathon best time has progressed from 2:06:05 to Wilson Kipsang's 2013 mark of 2:03:23. What do you think the men's best time will get under over the next 20 years? I
Answers         Percent Votes
1     Sub 2:03     34%     102
2     Sub 2:02     23%     68
3     Sub 2:01     17%     50
4     Sub 2:00!!     26%     78
Total Votes: 298

June 6, 2014:
Barefoot running has been in the news lately. Have you run barefoot or would you consider trying it?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		I've tried it 	21% 	57
2 		Would consider it 	8% 	21
3 		No way, I love my NB shoes! 	71% 	195
Total Votes: 273

May 30, 2014:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World. Which of them belong in your top ten?
Answers         Percent Votes
1     Amsterdam     9%     108
2     Berlin         10%     119
3     Boston         11%     133
4     Chicago     11%     123
5     Honolulu     9%     108
6     London     10%     120
7     New York City     11%     127
8     Paris         10%     112
9     Rotterdam     10%     112
10    Stockholm     9%     106
Total Votes: 1168

May 23, 2014:
The women's world record for the mile is 4.12.56 set by Svetlana Masterkova of Russia in 1996. Will a woman ever break 4 minutes for the mile?
Answers         Percent     Votes
1     Never         20%     148
2     50 years     27%     200
3     25 years     17%     128
4     10 years     14%     107
5     5 years         11%     81
6     1-4 years     12%     90
Total Votes: 754

May 16, 2014:
What is/are your favourite race distance(s)?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		Marathon 	11% 	70
2 		Half-Marathon 	14% 	86
3 		10K 	11% 	67
4 		8K 	9% 	57
5 		5K 	11% 	72
6 		Steeplechase 	9% 	56
7 		1500M/Mile 	9% 	60
8 		800M 	9% 	60
9 		Sprints 	9% 	55
10 	Ultras 	8% 	52
Total Votes: 635

May 9, 2014:
Which category of athlete are you?
Answers                            Percent               Votes
1  Elite                               14%                     60
2  Fitness                          33%       137
3  Recreational                18%       75
4  Recreational - competitive      31%       129
5  Other?                          3%         13
Total Votes: 414

May 2, 2014:
Which of the following magazines do you read?
Answers             Percent     Votes
1     Runner's World     27%     380
2     Running Times         18%     259
3     Track and Field News     10%     147
4     Inside Triathlon     7%     92
5     Triathlete         8%     109
6     Canadian Running     9%     125
7     iRun             8%     111
8     Triathlon Magazine Canada     4%     53
9     220 Magazine         6%     79
10    Other             3%     46
Total Votes: 1401

April 25, 2014:
What is/are your favourite media for getting the latest news on athletics and multisport?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Internet 	30% 	104
2 	Television 	14% 	48
3 	Radio 		13% 	46
4 	Newspapers 	14% 	47
5 	Magazines 	17% 	58
6 	Other 		12% 	40
Total Votes: 343

April 18, 2014:
How long a warm-up do you do before a race?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	No warm-up 	5% 	24
2 	Depends on the race distance 	22% 	116
3 	5 minutes 	9% 	49
4 	10 minutes 	12% 	61
5 	15 minutes 	14% 	73
6 	20 minutes 	17% 	88
7 	30 minutes 	9% 	46
8 	> 30 minutes 	12% 	61
Total Votes: 518

April 11, 2014:
If you are unable to run, what do you do?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		Cycle 	17% 	124
2 		Pool run 	13% 	94
3 		Swim 	13% 	93
4 		Row 	11% 	81
5 		Use elliptical trainer 	12% 	92
6 		XC ski 	11% 	85
7 		Other 	12% 	91
8 		Watch TV 	11% 	83
Total Votes: 743

April 4, 2014:
When will Paula Radcliffe's marathon world best of 2:15:25, set in 2003, be broken?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		2014 	5% 	37
2 		2015 	26% 	213
3 		2020 	36% 	295
4 		2025 or later 	23% 	187
5 		Never 	11% 	86
Total Votes: 818

March 28, 2014:
Which of the following women played the greatest role in advancing women's distance running globally?
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	Joan Benoit (Samuelson) 	19% 	93
2 	Lynn Jennings 		11% 	54
3 	Nina Kuscsik 		11% 	55
4 	Kathrine Switzer 		15% 	76
5 	Joan Ullyot 		10% 	48
6 	Grete Waitz 		16% 	79
7 	Paula Radcliffe 		18% 	88
Total Votes: 493

March 21, 2014:
Has your involvement in sport affected your relationship with your "significant other"?
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	Not in a relationship 	13% 	67
2 	Helped it 		25% 	131
3 	Hurt it 			51% 	271
4 	No effect 		10% 	52
5 	Other 			2% 	11
Total Votes: 532

March 14, 2014:
"Which type of running shoe(s) do you wear for training?"
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		Cushioned 	13% 	109
2 		Motion Control 	12% 	97
3 		Neutral 	17% 	137
4 		Performance 	9% 	74
5 		Racing 	9% 	77
6 		Stability 	18% 	148
7 		Trail 	11% 	89
8 		Other 	10% 	81
Total Votes: 812

March 7, 2014:
Which is/are your favourite event group(s) within athletics at the Olympic Games?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Sprints/hurdles 	13% 	147
2 	Middle distance 	18% 	201
3 	Long distance 	25% 	280
4 	Steeplechase 	9% 	105
5 	Jumps (high, long, triple jump) 	8% 	94
6 	Throws (shot, discus, javelin) 	7% 	84
7 	Pole vault 	7% 	83
8 	Decathlon/Heptathlon 	12% 	130
Total Votes: 1124

February 28, 2014:
What factors do you consider before entering a race?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Race distance 	17% 	157
2 	Course terrain 	12% 	112
3 	Prize money 	10% 	94
4 	Charity involved 	10% 	89
5 	Location 	16% 	146
6 	Weather 	18% 	162
7 	Entry fee 	17% 	152
Total Votes: 912

February 21, 2014:
Do you think that the competition ban on Lance Armstrong will be lifted at some point in the future?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 	I hope not! 	30% 	95
2 	I hope so. 	8% 	24
3 	Yes 		11% 	34
4 	No 		34% 	108
5 	Don't care 	18% 	56
Total Votes: 317

February 14, 2014:
What is/are your favourite running workout(s)?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Drills 		10% 	34
2 	Fartlek 		12% 	39
3 	Hills 		14% 	46
4 	Intervals 	18% 	60
5 	Long Run 	21% 	69
6 	Tempo 		13% 	43
7 	Time Trial 	10% 	34
Total Votes: 325

February 9, 2014:
How long have you been running?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		30+ years 	28% 	105
2 		20 -29 years 	15% 	56
3 		15 - 19 years 	10% 	39
4 		10 - 14 years 	16% 	61
5 		5 - 9 years 	13% 	47
6 		1 -4 years 	10% 	39
7 		< 1 year 	8% 	29	
Total Votes: 376

January 31, 2014:
When did you set your last PR (Personal Record)?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	2013 		10% 	62
2 	2 years ago 	12% 	72
3 	3 years ago 	13% 	76
4 	4 years ago 	7% 	45
5 	5 years ago 	15% 	89
6 	6-10 years ago 	17% 	101
7 	11-20 years ago 	7% 	43
8 	20+ years ago! 	20% 	120
Total Votes: 608

January 24, 2014:
What events will you do this year?
Answers             Percent     Votes
1     5,000m             6%     198
2     10,000m         11%     336
3     20k or Half-marathon     14%     437
4     Marathon         12%     355
5     Ultra             4%     108
6     Sprint triathlon         20%     626
7     Olympic distance triathlon 15%     457
8     Half-ironman triathlon     8%     252
9     Ironman triathlon     6%     186
10    None of the above     4%     115
Total Votes: 3070

January 17, 2014:
Which of the following running (athletics) movies have you seen?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Chariots of Fire 	15% 	103
2 	Golden Girl 	9% 	63
3 	Marathon Man 	11% 	75
4 	Prefontaine 	12% 	83
5 	Personal Best 	9% 	62
6 	Running Brave 	10% 	71
7 	Without Limits 	11% 	75
8 	St. Ralph 	11% 	77
9 	The Jericho Mile 	9% 	64
10	None of the above 	4% 	27
Total Votes: 700

January 10, 2014:
Which sport(s) has/have the greatest drug problem?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Athletics 	10% 	62
2 	Baseball 	8% 	51
3 	Basketball 	8% 	52
4 	Cycling 		19% 	120
5 	Football 		17% 	109
6 	Hockey 		11% 	72
7 	Soccer 		6% 	40
8 	Swimming 	11% 	68
9 	Tennis 		7% 	43
10	Other 		5% 	30
Total Votes: 647

January 3, 2014:
Did you train on Christmas Day?
Answers         Percent     Votes
1 Regular workout     50%     84
2 Abbreviated workout     22%     38
3 No             21%     36
4 No, I do not train!     7%     11
Total Votes: 169

December 27, 2013:
Which of the following have your purchased ONLINE in the past year?
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	Books, Magazines 	14% 	135
2 	Coaching Services 	9% 	82
3 	Clothing 		15% 	146
4 	Heart Rate Monitor 	11% 	104
5 	Running Shoes 		19% 	179
6 	Speed/Distance or GPS Watch 	11% 	101
7 	Sports Drinks, Bars, Gels, etc 	8% 	72
8 	Sports Watch 		8% 	76
9 	Other 			5% 	52
Total Votes: 947

December 20, 2013:
"What would be the best way(s) to manage the excessive demand for entry into many of the major marathons and triathlons?"
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 Time stamped on-line entry 	19% 	80
2 Geographical quotas 		15% 	64
3 Performance standards 		41% 	176
4 Lottery 			17% 	71
5 Other 				9% 	39
Total Votes: 430

December 13, 2013:
What is your all-time personal best marathon time?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Never run one 	2% 	28
2 	Sub 2:20 	1% 	9
3 	2:20 to 2:30 	1% 	20
4 	2:30 to 2:40 	3% 	46
5 	2:40 to 2:50 	8% 	112
6 	2:50 to 3:00 	11% 	148
7 	3:00 to 3:20 	16% 	221
8 	3:20 to 3:40 	17% 	235
9 	3:40 to 4:00 	20% 	275
10	4:00 Plus 	22% 	311
Total Votes: 1405

December 6, 2013:
What was/were the greatest running achievement(s) of all time?
	Answers 							Percent 	Votes
1 	Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 	10% 	125
2 	Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 			9% 	117
3 	Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 		7% 	93
4 	Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 	11% 	133
5 	Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 			6% 	77
6 	Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 		12% 	145
7 	Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 			10% 	122
8 	Usain Bolt runs world records of 9.69 and 19.30 in the Beijing Olympics 	13% 	168
9 	Paula Radcliffe runs 2:15:25 for the marathon 			16% 	203
10 	Other 								5% 	65
Total Votes: 1248

November 29, 2013:
Vote for the world's greatest athlete.
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Baseball player 	3% 	19
2 	Basketball player 	15% 	89
3 	Decathlete/Pentathlete 	25% 	148
4 	Football Player 	11% 	65
5 	Hockey player 	5% 	29
6 	Marathoner 	19% 	113
7 	Triathlete 	16% 	92
8 	Other 		5% 	31
Total Votes: 586

November 22, 2013:
What events will you do next year?
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	5,000m 			6% 	188
2 	10,000m 		11% 	326
3 	20k or Half-marathon 	14% 	426
4 	Marathon 		12% 	346
5 	Ultra 			3% 	100
6 	Sprint triathlon 		21% 	616
7 	Olympic distance triathlon 15% 	446
8 	Half-ironman triathlon 	8% 	241
9 	Ironman triathlon 	6% 	178
10 	None of the above 	4% 	107
Total Votes: 2974

November 15, 2013:
Which of the following workouts do you incorporate into your training on a regular basis?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 	Long Runs 	16% 	111
2 	Tempo Runs 	14% 	94
3 	Hill Training 	13% 	88
4 	Pace Intervals 	13% 	92
5 	Speed Intervals 	14% 	94
6 	Running Drills 	12% 	83
7 	Pilates, Yoga, etc. 	11% 	77
8 	Other 	8% 	56
Total Votes: 695

November 8, 2013:
"Which of the following shoe brands have you worn?"
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	asics 		12% 	95
2 	adidas 		11% 	84
3 	Brooks 		10% 	82
4 	Fila 		6% 	48
5 	Mizuno 		9% 	70
6 	New Balance 	12% 	98
7 	Nike 		13% 	102
8 	Puma 		7% 	59
9 	Reebok 		8% 	66
10	Saucony 	11% 	91
Total Votes: 795

November 1, 2013:
Winter is coming! Where do you run during the winter months?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Outdoors 	40% 	82
2	Indoor track 	27% 	54
3	Treadmill 	33% 	67
Total Votes: 203

October 25, 2013:
When did you set your last PR (Personal Record)?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		2012 	10% 	61
2 		2 years ago 	12% 	71
3 		3 years ago 	13% 	76
4 		4 years ago 	7% 	43
5 		5 years ago 	15% 	89
6 		6-10 years ago 	17% 	100
7 		11-20 years ago 	7% 	43
8 		20+ years ago! 	18% 	105
Total Votes: 588

October 18, 2013:
Which of the following injuries (conditions) have you had:
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	Patellofemoral Syndrome 	10% 	73
2 	Pulled Hamstring 	11% 	82
3 	Iliotibial Band Syndrome 	12% 	87
4 	Shin Splints 		12% 	87
5 	Stress Fractures 		9% 	68
6 	Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome 	8% 	56
7 	Achilles Tendonitis 	11% 	80
8 	Plantar Fasciitis 		12% 	85
9 	Hip Bursitis 		8% 	60
10	Mononucleosis 		8% 	60
Total Votes: 738

October 11, 2013:
Which is/are your favourite event group(s) within athletics at the Olympic Games?
Answers Percent Votes
1 Sprints/hurdles 13% 139
2 Middle distance 18% 193
3 Long distance 25% 271
4 Steeplechase 9% 98
5 Jumps (high, long, triple jump) 8% 87
6 Throws (shot, discus, javelin) 7% 77
7 Pole vault 7% 75
8 Decathlon/Heptathlon 12% 123
Total Votes: 1063

October 4, 2013:
What was/were the greatest running achievement(s) of all time?
Answers 								Percent 	Votes
1 	Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 	10% 	117
2 	Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 			9% 	110
3 	Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 		7% 	86
4 	Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 	11% 	126
5 	Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 			6% 	71
6 	Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 		12% 	139
7 	Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 			10% 	116
8 	Usain Bolt runs world records of 9.69 and 19.30 in the Beijing Olympics 	14% 	160
9 	Paula Radcliffe runs 2:15:25 for the marathon 			16% 	194
10 	Other 								5% 	58
Total Votes: 1177

September 27, 2013:
When will the first sub two hour marathon be run?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	2013 		4% 	29
2 	2015 		7% 	53
3 	2030 		32% 	233
4 	2050 or later 	53% 	379
5 	Never 		4% 	26
Total Votes: 720

September 20, 2013:
What is/are your preferred post-race or post-workout beverage(s)?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		Sports drink 	18% 	74
2 		Water 	17% 	69
3 		Chocolate milk 	19% 	77
4 		Soft drink 	15% 	59
5 		Beer 	16% 	63
6 		Other 	15% 	62
Total Votes: 404

September 13, 2013:
What factors do you consider before entering a race?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Race distance 	17% 	135
2 	Course terrain 	12% 	94
3 	Prize money 	10% 	76
4 	Charity involved 	9% 	71
5 	Location 	16% 	125
6 	Weather 	18% 	143
7 	Entry fee 	17% 	132
Total Votes: 776

September 6, 2013:
A REAL runner is....
Answers Percent Votes
1 Somebody that runs 9% 23
2 Somebody that runs regularly 39% 99
3 Somebody that runs races 21% 54
4 Somebody that runs marathons 13% 33
5 Somebody that runs marathons in under three hours 18% 45
Total Votes: 254

August 30, 2013:
What is your all-time personal best marathon time?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Never run one 	2% 	24
2 	Sub 2:20 	1% 	8
3 	2:20 to 2:30 	1% 	20
4 	2:30 to 2:40 	3% 	46
5 	2:40 to 2:50 	7% 	103
6 	2:50 to 3:00 	11% 	146
7 	3:00 to 3:20 	16% 	217
8 	3:20 to 3:40 	17% 	234
9 	3:40 to 4:00 	20% 	273
10	4:00 Plus 	22% 	310
Total Votes: 1381

August 23, 2013:
What is the highest mileage you have run in one week this year (2013)?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		100 miles or more (160km+) 	11% 	69
2 		60 - 100 (100 - 160) 	14% 	91
3 		40 - 60 (64 - 100) 	21% 	138
4 		20 - 40 (32 - 64) 	25% 	161
5 		< 20 (<32) 	29% 	192	
Total Votes: 651

August 16, 2013:
How will you  follow the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Russia?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Television 	21% 	45
2 	Internet 	42% 	89
3 	Newspapers 	20% 	42
4 	In person 	10% 	22
5 	Not interested 	7% 	16
Total Votes: 214

August 9, 2013:
Would you support the concept of a permanent site for the Olympic Summer Games?
Answers			Percent 	Votes
1 	Yes 				57% 	187
2 	No 				30% 	97
3 	No opinion, don't care 	13% 	44
Total Votes: 328

August 2, 2013:
Which of the following magazines do you read?
Answers Percent Votes
1 Runner's World 29% 367
2 Running Times 19% 245
3 Track and Field News 11% 134
4 Inside Triathlon 6% 79
5 Triathlete 8% 97
6 Canadian Running 9% 113
7 iRun 8% 98
8 Triathlon Magazine Canada 3% 41
9 220 Magazine 5% 66
10 Other 3 % 34
Total Votes: 1274

July 26, 2013:
"Which type of running shoe(s) do you wear for training?"
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Cushioned 	13% 	99
2 	Motion Control 	12% 	88
3 	Neutral 		17% 	125
4 	Performance 	9% 	65
5 	Racing 		9% 	67
6 	Stability 		19% 	138
7 	Trail 		11% 	80
8 	Other 		10% 	72
Total Votes: 734

July 19, 2013:
Which of the following distance running events is the most demanding?
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	1500M/Mile 		7% 	23
2 	3000M Steeplechase 	18% 	61
3 	5000M/10000M 		12% 	41
4 	Marathon 		41% 	140
5 	Cross-Country 		22% 	75
Total Votes: 340

July 12, 2013:
What is/are your favourite race distance(s)?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Marathon 	11% 	60
2 	Half-Marathon 	13% 	70
3 	10K 		11% 	57
4 	8K 		9% 	48
5 	5K 		11% 	61
6 	Steeplechase 	9% 	47
7 	1500M/Mile 	10% 	51
8 	800M 		10% 	51
9 	Sprints 		9% 	46
10 	Ultras 		8% 	43
Total Votes: 534

July 5, 2013:
The women's world record for the mile is 4.12.56 set by Svetlana Masterkova of Russia in 1996. Will a woman ever break 4 minutes for the mile?
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	Never 			20% 	146
2 	50 years 		27% 	199
3 	25 years 		17% 	124
4	10 years 		14% 	104
5 	5 years 		11% 	80
6	1-4 years 	12% 	89
Total Votes: 742

June 28, 2013:
What was/were the greatest running achievement(s) of all time?
	Answers 																										Percent 	Votes
1 	Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 	10% 	108
2 	Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 										9% 	104
3 	Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 						7% 	80
4 	Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 				11% 	118
5 	Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 									6% 	65
6 	Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 					12% 	133
7 	Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 									10% 	110
8 	Usain Bolt runs world records of 9.69 and 19.30 in  Beijing Olympics 	14% 	153
9 	Paula Radcliffe runs 2:15:25 for the marathon 											17% 	185
10	Other 																										5% 	52
Total Votes: 1108

June 21, 2013:
Has your involvement in sport affected your relationship with your "significant other"?
Answers 								Percent 	Votes
1 		Not in a relationship 	4% 	6
2 		Helped it 						29% 	46
3 		Hurt it 							51% 	81
4 		No effect 						15% 	24
5 		Other 							1% 	1
Total Votes: 158

June 14, 2013:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World. Which of them belong in your top ten?
Answers 						Percent 	Votes
1 		Amsterdam 		9% 			98
2 		Berlin 					10% 		108
3 		Boston 				11% 		121
4 		Chicago 				11% 		112
5 		Honolulu 				9% 			98
6 		London 				10% 		109
7 		New York City 	11% 		116
8 		Paris 					10% 		102
9 		Rotterdam 			10% 		101
10		Stockholm 			9% 			96
Total Votes: 1061

June 7, 2013:
Barefoot running has been in the news lately. Have you run barefoot or would you consider trying it?
Answers 				Percent 	Votes
1 	I've tried it 			22% 	55
2 	Would consider it 		8% 	21
3 	No way, I love my NB shoes! 	70% 	176
Total Votes: 252

May 31, 2013:
Which of the following have your purchased ONLINE in the past year?
Answers 				Percent 	Votes
1 	Books, Magazines 		15% 	123
2 	Coaching Services 		8% 	71
3 	Clothing 			16% 	133
4 	Heart Rate Monitor 		11% 	93
5 	Running Shoes 			20% 	167
6 	Speed/Distance or GPS Watch 	11% 	90
7 	Sports Drinks, Bars, Gels, etc 	7% 	61
8	Sports Watch 			8% 	65
9 	Other 				5% 	41
Total Votes: 844

May 24, 2013:
What is/are your favourite media for getting the latest news on athletics and multisport?
Answers 		Percent 	Votes
1 	Internet 		34% 	86
2 	Television 	13% 	34
3 	Radio 		13% 	32
4 	Newspapers 	13% 	33
5 	Magazines 	17% 	44
6 	Other 		10% 	26
Total Votes: 255

May 17, 2013:
"Which aspects of race organization are important to you?"
Answers 			Percent 	Votes
1 	Certified course 		13% 	65
2 	Accurate timing 		14% 	70
3 	Traffic-free course 	13% 	64
4 	Aid stations 		11% 	58
5 	T-shirts 			10% 	52
6 	Finisher medals 		11% 	54
7 	Prize money 		9% 	48
8 	Medical services 		10% 	50
9 	Large field 		9% 	46
Total Votes: 507

May 10, 2013:
How long a warm-up do you do before a race?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 	No warm-up 	5% 	24
2 	Depends on the race distance 	22% 	109
3 	5 minutes 	10% 	49
4 	10 minutes 	12% 	61
5 	15 minutes 	14% 	73
6 	20 minutes 	17% 	88
7 	30 minutes 	9% 	46
8 	> 30 minutes 	11% 	54
Total Votes: 504

May 3, 2013:
When will Paula Radcliffe's marathon world best of 2:15:25, set in 2003, be broken?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 2013 		10% 	37
2 2015 		23% 	86
3 2020 		27% 	98
4 2025 or later 	27% 	100
5 Never 		13% 	48
Total Votes: 369

April 26, 2013:
In the past 20 years the men's marathon best time has progressed from 2:06:05 to Patrick Makau's 2011 mark of 2:03:38. What do you think the men's best time will get under over the next 20 years?
	Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1	Sub 2:03 	36% 	102
2	Sub 2:02 	24% 	68
3	Sub 2:01 	17% 	48
4	Sub 2:00!! 	22% 	62
Total Votes: 280	

April 19, 2013:
Which category of athlete are you?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 Elite 		15% 	59
2 Fitness 34% 	134
3 Recreational 19% 	74
4 Recreational - competitive 	29% 	115
5 Other? 	3% 	13

April 12, 2013:
What is your all-time personal best marathon time?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1. 	Never run one 	2% 	22
2. 	Sub 2:20 	1% 	8
3..	2:20 to 2:30 	1% 	20
4..	2:30 to 2:40 	3% 	46
5. 	2:40 to 2:50 	7% 	88
6. 	2:50 to 3:00 	11% 	145
7. 	3:00 to 3:20 	16% 	214
8. 	3:20 to 3:40 	17% 	232
9. 	3:40 to 4:00 	20% 	270
10.	4:00 Plus 	23% 	306
Total Votes: 1351

April 5, 2013:
If you are unable to run, what do you do?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		Cycle 	17% 	108
2 		Pool run 	13% 	82
3 		Swim 	13% 	81
4 		Row 	11% 	68
5 		Use elliptical trainer 	12% 	80
6 		XC ski 	11% 	73
7 		Other 	12% 	79
8 		Watch TV 	11% 	70
Total Votes: 641

March 29, 2013:
Which of the following women played the greatest role in advancing women's distance running globally?
Answers Percent Votes
1. Joan Benoit (Samuelson) 20% 77
2. Lynn Jennings 10% 40
3. Nina Kuscsik 11% 42
4. Kathrine Switzer 16%62
5. Joan Ullyot 9% 34
6. Grete Waitz 16% 61
7. Paula Radcliffe 19% 73
Total Votes: 389

March 22, 2013:
"What would be the best way(s) to manage the excessive demand for entry into many of the major marathons and triathlons?"
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 .Time stamped on-line entry 	19% 	67
2 .Geographical quotas 	14% 	51
3 .Performance standards 	45% 	162
4.	Lottery 	15% 	55
5.	Other 	7% 	26
Total Votes: 361

March 15, 2013:
What events will you do this year?
Answers  Percent  Votes
1.5,000m 	6% 	177
2.10,000m 	11% 	312
3.20k or Half-marathon 	14% 	411
4.Marathon 	12% 	332
5.Ultra 	3% 	88
6.Sprint triathlon 	21% 	606
7.Olympic distance triathlon 15% 	436
8.Half-ironman triathlon 	8% 	229
9.Ironman triathlon 	6% 	168
10.None of the above 	3% 	97
Total Votes: 2856

February 22, 2013:
Do you support the setting aside of race entries for charity organizations at the expense of serious runners?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 		Yes 	21% 	44
2 		No 	79% 	167
Total Votes: 211

February 15, 2013:
"Which of the following shoe brands have you worn?" 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  asics 12%  76 
2  adidas 10%  64 
3  Brooks 10%  61 
4  Fila 6%  36 
5  Mizuno 9%  54 
6  New Balance 13%  78 
7  Nike 13%  80 
8  Puma 7%  45 
9  Reebok 8%  47 
10  Saucony 12%  71 
  Total Votes: 612 

February 8, 2013:
What is/are your favourite running workout(s)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Drills 10%  25 
2  Fartlek 11%  30 
3  Hills 14%  37 
4  Intervals 20%  51 
5  Long Run 23%  59 
6  Tempo 13%  34 
7  Time Trial 10%  25 
  Total Votes: 261 

February 1, 2013:
Do you think that the competition ban on Lance Armstrong will be lifted at some point in the future? 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 I hope not! 31% 53 
2 I hope so. 7% 12 
3 Yes 12% 21 
4 No 39% 66 
5 Don't care 11% 19 
Total Votes: 171 

January 25, 2013:
Which of the following running (athletics) movies have you seen? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Chariots of Fire 15%  85 
2  Golden Girl 9%  52 
3  Marathon Man 11%  61 
4  Prefontaine 12%  69 
5  Personal Best 9%  51 
6  Running Brave 10%  57 
7  Without Limits 11%  62 
8  St. Ralph 11%  65 
9  The Jericho Mile 9%  52 
10  None of the above 3%  18 
  Total Votes: 572 

January 18, 2013:
When did you set your last PR (Personal Record)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  2012 11%  61 
2  2 years ago 12%  71 
3  3 years ago 13%  76 
4  4 years ago 8%  43 
5  5 years ago 16%  89 
6  6-10 years ago 17%  99 
7  11-20 years ago 8%  43 
8  20+ years ago! 15%  88 
  Total Votes: 570 

January 11, 2013:
Which sport(s) has/have the greatest drug problem? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Athletics 9%  48 
2  Baseball 7%  39 
3  Basketball 8%  40 
4  Cycling 20%  106 
5  Football 18%  96 
6  Hockey 11%  60 
7  Soccer 5%  28 
8  Swimming 11%  56 
9  Tennis 6%  31 
10  Other 3%  18 
  Total Votes: 522 

January 4, 2013:
Do/did you train on Christmas Day? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Regular workout 53%  80 
2  Abbreviated workout 24%  36 
3  No 16%  24 
4  No, I don't train! 7%  11 
  Total Votes: 151 

December 21, 2012:
What events will you do next year? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  5,000m 6%  162 
2  10,000m 11%  296 
3  20k or Half-marathon 14%  391 
4  Marathon 12%  318 
5  Ultra 3%  77 
6  Sprint triathlon 22%  596 
7  Olympic distance triathlon 16%  424 
8  Half-ironman triathlon 8%  216 
9  Ironman triathlon 6%  156 
10  None of the above 3%  84 
  Total Votes: 2720 

December 7, 2012:
Which of the following events have you done this year? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Cycling race 16%  58 
2  Duathlon 15%  56 
3  Marathon 17%  64 
4  Road race 20%  73 
5  Swimming race 15%  56 
6  Triathlon 17%  64 
  Total Votes: 371 

November 30, 2012:
What is the highest mileage you have run in one week this year (2012)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  100 miles or more (160km+) 10%  36 
2  60 - 100 (100 - 160) 13%  47 
3  40 - 60 (64 - 100) 22%  83 
4  20 - 40 (32 - 64) 26%  96 
5  < 20 (<32) 29%  109 
  Total Votes: 371  

November 23, 2012:
How long have you been running? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  30+ years 23%  81 
2  20 -29 years 15%  54 
3  15 - 19 years 11%  39 
4  10 - 14 years 17%  61 
5  5 - 9 years 13%  47 
6  1 -4 years 11%  38 
7  < 1 year 8%  29 
  Total Votes: 349 

November 16, 2012:
Which of the following injuries (conditions) have you had: 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Patellofemoral Syndrome 10%  60 
2  Pulled Hamstring 11%  66 
3  Iliotibial Band Syndrome 12%  73 
4  Shin Splints 12%  71 
5  Stress Fractures 9%  55 
6  Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome 7%  45 
7  Achilles Tendonitis 11%  64 
8  Plantar Fasciitis 11%  69 
9  Hip Bursitis 8%  49 
10  Mononucleosis 8%  49 
  Total Votes: 601 

November 9, 2012:
Should the New York City marathon have been cancelled? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 62%  190 
2  No 30%  93 
3  No Opinion 8%  24 
  Total Votes: 307 

November 2, 2012:
Which of the following workouts do you incorporate into your training on a regular basis?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Long Runs 16%  94 
2  Tempo Runs 14%  80 
3  Hill Training 13%  73 
4  Pace Intervals 13%  76 
5  Speed Intervals 13%  77 
6  Running Drills 12%  68 
7  Pilates, Yoga, etc. 11%  63 
8  Other 7%  41 
  Total Votes: 572 

October 26, 2012:
What factors do you consider before entering a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Race distance 17%  121 
2  Course terrain 12%  83 
3  Prize money 10%  66 
4  Charity involved 9%  60 
5  Location 16%  112 
6  Weather 19%  132 
7  Entry fee 17%  118 
  Total Votes: 692 

October 19, 2012:
What was/were the greatest running achievement(s) of all time? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 9%  98 
2  Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 9%  98 
3  Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 7%  74 
4  Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 11%  112 
5  Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 6%  59 
6  Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 12%  127 
7  Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 10%  104 
8  Usain Bolt runs world records of 9.69 and 19.30 in the Beijing Olympics 14%  146 
9  Paula Radcliffe runs 2:15:25 for the marathon 17%  176 
10  Other 5%  48 
  Total Votes: 1042  

October 12, 2012:
What is/are your preferred post-race or post-workout beverage(s)?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1 Sports drink 	19% 	65
2 Water 	17% 	58
3 Chocolate milk 	19% 	65
4 Soft drink 	15% 	50
5 Beer 	15% 	51
6 Other 	15% 	53
Total Votes: 342

October 5, 2012:
When will the first sub two hour marathon be run? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  2012 0%  0 
2  2015 20%  30 
3  2030 29%  43 
4  2050 or later 36%  54 
5  Never 15%  23 
  Total Votes: 150 

September 28, 2012:
Winter is coming! Where do you run during the winter months? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Outdoors 42%  97 
2  Indoor track 28%  66 
3  Treadmill 30%  69 
  Total Votes: 232 

September 21, 2012:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World. Which of them belong in your top ten?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Amsterdam 9%  94 
2  Berlin 10%  104 
3  Boston 11%  114 
4  Chicago 11%  107 
5  Honolulu 9%  94 
6  London 10%  104 
7  New York City 11%  111 
8  Paris 10%  98 
9  Rotterdam 10%  97 
10  Stockholm 9%  92 
  Total Votes: 1015 

September 14, 2012:
Which of the following have your purchased ONLINE in the past year? 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 Books, Magazines 15% 112 
2 Coaching Services 8% 62 
3 Clothing 16% 122 
4 Heart Rate Monitor 11% 84 
5 Running Shoes 21% 155 
6 Speed/Distance or GPS Watch 11% 79 
7 Sports Drinks, Bars, Gels, etc 7% 51 
8 Sports Watch 7% 55 
9 Other 4% 32 
Total Votes: 752 

September 7, 2012:
Which of the following sports should be dropped from the Summer Olympics?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Archery 15%  191 
2  Boxing 22%  274 
3  Equestrian 10%  124 
4  Fencing 4%  54 
5  Handball 5%  57 
6  Polo 8%  102 
7  Shooting 11%  138 
8  Synchronized anything 14%  172 
9  Taekwondo 6%  79 
10  Weightlifting 6%  72 
  Total Votes: 1263 
 

August 31, 2012:
A real runner is.... 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Somebody that runs 9%  22 
2  Somebody that runs regularly 34%  80 
3  Somebody that runs races 23%  54 
4  Somebody that runs marathons 14%  33 
5  Somebody that runs marathons in under three hours 19%  44 
  Total Votes: 233 

August 24, 2012:
Should there be an age restriction for the marathon? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  No restriction 19%  124 
2  12+ 7%  43 
3  14+ 10%  67 
4  16+ 15%  98 
5  18+ 21%  138 
6  21+ 27%  176 
  Total Votes: 646 

August 17, 2012:
Which is/are your favourite event group(s) within athletics at the Olympic Games?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Sprints/hurdles 13%  131 
2  Middle distance 18%  183 
3  Long distance 26%  261 
4  Steeplechase 9%  90 
5  Jumps (high, long, triple jump) 8%  79 
6  Throws (shot, discus, javelin) 7%  69 
7  Pole vault 7%  66 
8  Decathlon/Heptathlon 12%  115 
  Total Votes: 994 

August 10, 2012:
"Which type of running shoe(s) do you wear for training?" 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Cushioned 14%  82 
2  Motion Control 12%  72 
3  Neutral 18%  107 
4  Performance 8%  48 
5  Racing 9%  52 
6  Stability 20%  123 
7  Trail 11%  65 
8  Other 9%  57 
  Total Votes: 606 

August 3, 2012:
How will you follow this summer's Olympic Games? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  In person 11%  117 
2  Television 25%  273 
3  Internet 38%  415 
4  Newspapers 27%  294 
  Total Votes: 1099 

July 27, 2012:
Would you support the concept of a permanent site for the Olympic Summer Games? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 59%  185 
2  No 27%  86 
3  No opinion, don't care 14%  44 
  Total Votes: 315 

July 20, 2012:
Which of the following magazines do you read? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  220 Magazine 9%  54 
2  Canadian Running 12%  77 
3  Inside Triathlon 10%  60 
4  iRun 15%  92 
5  Runner's World 14%  88 
6  Runner's World UK 8%  53 
7  Running Times 12%  76 
8  Track and Field News 9%  59 
9  Triathlete Magazine 10%  65 
  Total Votes: 624 

July 13, 2012:
What was/were the greatest running achievement(s) of all time?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 9%  83 
2  Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 9%  87 
3  Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 7%  63 
4  Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 11%  103 
5  Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 5%  50 
6  Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 13%  118 
7  Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 10%  95 
8  Usain Bolt runs world records of 9.69 and 19.30 in the Beijing Olympics 14%  135 
9  Paula Radcliffe runs 2:15:25 for the marathon 18%  165 
10  Other 4%  39 
  Total Votes: 938 

July 6, 2012:
The women's world record for the mile is 4.12.56 set by Svetlana Masterkova of Russia in 1996. Will a woman ever break 4 minutes for the mile?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 19%  139 
2  50 years 27%  198 
3  25 years 17%  123 
4  10 years 14%  102 
5  5 years 11%  80 
6  1-4 years 12%  88 
  Total Votes: 730 

June 29, 2012:
What is your all-time personal best marathon time? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never run one 2%  22 
2  Sub 2:20 1%  7 
3  2:20 to 2:30 1%  19 
4  2:30 to 2:40 3%  43 
5  2:40 to 2:50 6%  82 
6  2:50 to 3:00 11%  142 
7  3:00 to 3:20 16%  214 
8  3:20 to 3:40 17%  231 
9  3:40 to 4:00 20%  268 
10  4:00 Plus 23%  303 
  Total Votes: 1331 

June 22, 2012:
"Which of the following shoe brands have you worn?" 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  asics 13%  59 
2  adidas 10%  48 
3  Brooks 10%  45 
4  Fila 6%  26 
5  Mizuno 9%  41 
6  New Balance 13%  60 
7  Nike 13%  61 
8  Puma 7%  32 
9  Reebok 7%  34 
10  Saucony 12%  53 
  Total Votes: 459 

June 15, 2012:
Barefoot running has been in the news lately. Have you run barefoot or would you consider trying it?
Answers 	Percent 	Votes
1	I've tried it 	24% 	55
2	Would consider it 	9% 	21
3	No way, I love my NB shoes! 	67% 	155
Total Votes: 231

June 8, 2012:
"Which aspects of race organization are important to you?" 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Certified course 13%  47 
2  Accurate timing 14%  50 
3  Traffic-free course 13%  46 
4  Aid stations 11%  40 
5  T-shirts 10%  36 
6  Finisher medals 10%  37 
7  Prize money 10%  34 
8  Medical services 10%  35 
9  Large field 9%  31 
  Total Votes: 356 

June 1, 2012:
What is/are your favourite race distance(s)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Marathon 11%  48 
2  Half-Marathon 13%  56 
3  10K 11%  46 
4  8K 9%  37 
5  5K 11%  48 
6  Steeplechase 9%  36 
7  1500M/Mile 10%  40 
8  800M 10%  40 
9  Sprints 8%  35 
10  Ultras 8%  33 
  Total Votes: 419  

May 25, 2012:
Has your involvement in sport affected your relationship with your "significant other"?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Not in a relationship 4%  6 
2  Helped it 32%  45 
3  Hurt it 50%  69 
4  No effect 14%  19 
5  Other 0%  0 
  Total Votes: 139 

May 18, 2012:
Which is/are your favourite event group(s) within athletics at the Olympic Games?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Sprints/hurdles 13%  118 
2  Middle distance 19%  170 
3  Long distance 28%  247 
4  Steeplechase 9%  78 
5  Jumps (high, long, triple jump) 8%  68 
6  Throws (shot, discus, javelin) 6%  58 
7  Pole vault 6%  55 
8  Decathlon/Heptathlon 11%  103 
 Total Votes: 897 

May 11, 2012:
Which is/are your favourite event group(s) within athletics at the Olympic Games?
Answers  Percent  Votes
1  Sprints/hurdles  13%  106
2  Middle distance  19%  156
3   Long distance  29%  233
4   Steeplechase  8%  67
5   Jumps (high, long, triple jump)  7%  57
6   Throws (shot, discus, javelin)  6%  47
7   Pole vault  5%  43
8   Decathlon/Heptathlon  11%  92
Total Votes: 801

May 4, 2012:
When will Paula Radcliffe's marathon world best of 2:15:25, set in 2003, be broken? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  2012 11%  37 
2  2015 24%  85 
3  2020 27%  93 
4  2025 or later 28%  98 
5  Never 10%  34 
  Total Votes: 347 

April 27, 2012:
In the past 20 years the men's marathon best time has progressed from 2:06:05 to Patrick Makau's 2011 mark of 2:03:38. What do you think the men's best time will get under over the next 20 years?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Sub 2:03 35%  94 
2  Sub 2:02 26%  68 
3  Sub 2:01 18%  47 
4  Sub 2:00!! 21%  56 
  Total Votes: 265 

April 20, 2012:
Which category of athlete are you? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Elite 16%  59 
2  Fitness 35%  133 
3  Recreational 19%  72 
4  Recreational - competitive 27%  101 
5  Other? 3%  13 
Total Votes: 378 

April 13, 2012:
"What would be the best way(s) to manage the excessive demand for entry into many of the major marathons and triathlons?"
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Time stamped on-line entry 18%  53 
2  Geographical quotas 13%  39 
3  Performance standards 50%  148 
4  Lottery 14%  41 
5  Other 5%  15 
  Total Votes: 296 

April 6, 2012:
Which of the following women played the greatest role in advancing women's distance running globally? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Joan Benoit (Samuelson) 21%  62 
2  Lynn Jennings 10%  29 
3  Nina Kuscsik 10%  31 
4  Kathrine Switzer 16%  49 
5  Joan Ullyot 8%  23 
6  Grete Waitz 15%  45 
7  Paula Radcliffe 20%  60 
  Total Votes: 299 

March 30, 2012:
How long a warm-up do you do before a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  No warm-up 5%  23 
2  Depends on the race distance 22%  105 
3  5 minutes 10%  47 
4  10 minutes 12%  58 
5  15 minutes 15%  72 
6  20 minutes 18%  88 
7  30 minutes 10%  46 
8  > 30 minutes 8%  39 
  Total Votes: 478 

March 23, 2012:
If you are unable to run, what do you do? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Cycle 17%  91 
2  Pool run 13%  70 
3  Swim 13%  69 
4  Row 11%  60 
5  Use elliptical trainer 13%  71 
6  XC ski 11%  61 
7  Other 12%  68 
8  Watch TV 11%  59 
  Total Votes: 549 

March 16, 2012:
How will you follow this summer's Olympic Games? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  In person 14%  69 
2  Television 27%  138 
3  Internet 32%  162 
4  Newspapers 27%  139 
  Total Votes: 508 

March 9, 2012:
Will Usain Bolt run sub 9:50 for the 100m? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 61%  130 
2  No 30%  63 
3  Don't care 9%  19 
  Total Votes: 212 

March 2, 2012:
Which of the following workouts do you incorporate into your training on a regular basis? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Long Runs 16%  80 
2  Tempo Runs 14%  70 
3  Hill Training 13%  63 
4  Pace Intervals 14%  67 
5  Speed Intervals 14%  67 
6  Running Drills 12%  58 
7  Pilates, Yoga, etc. 11%  54 
8  Other 7%  32 
  Total Votes: 491 

February 24, 2012:
What factors do you consider before entering a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Race distance 18%  110 
2  Course terrain 12%  74 
3  Prize money 9%  58 
4  Charity involved 8%  51 
5  Location 16%  101 
6  Weather 20%  122 
7  Entry fee 17%  107 
  Total Votes: 623 

February 17, 2012:
What factors do you consider before entering a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Race distance 18%  86 
2  Course terrain 11%  51 
3  Prize money 8%  38 
4  Charity involved 7%  31 
5  Location 17%  78 
6  Weather 21%  100 
7  Entry fee 18%  83 
  Total Votes: 467 

February 10, 2012:
Do you support the setting aside of race entries for charity organizations at the expense of serious runners?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 22%  42 
2  No 78%  152 
  Total Votes: 194 

February 3, 2012:
What events will you do this year? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  5,000m 6%  147 
2  10,000m 11%  280 
3  20k or Half-marathon 14%  375 
4  Marathon 12%  305 
5  Ultra 3%  66 
6  Sprint triathlon 23%  583 
7  Olympic distance triathlon 16%  410 
8  Half-ironman triathlon 8%  204 
9  Ironman triathlon 6%  145 
10  None of the above 3%  74 
  Total Votes: 2589 

January 27, 2012:
The women's world record for the mile is 4.12.56 set by Svetlana Masterkova of Russia in 1996. Will a woman ever break 4 minutes for the mile?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 12%  66 
2  50 years 25%  134 
3  7 14%  78 
4  10 years 18%  99 
5  5 years 15%  79 
6  1-4 years 16%  86 
  Total Votes: 542 

January 20, 2012:
Which of the following sports should be dropped from the Summer Olympics?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Archery 16%  176 
2  Boxing 23%  258 
3  Equestrian 10%  107 
4  Fencing 4%  40 
5  Handball 4%  40 
6  Polo 8%  87 
7  Shooting 11%  122 
8  Synchronized anything 13%  148 
9  Taekwondo 6%  65 
10  Weightlifting 5%  58 
Total Votes: 1101 
 

January 13, 2012:
When will we see a sub 2-hour marathon? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 14%  102 
2  5 years 9%  69 
3  10 years 12%  90 
4  15 years 16%  124 
5  20 years 20%  151 
6  25+ years 29%  217 
Total Votes: 753 

January 6, 2012:
When did you set your last PR (Personal Record)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  2011 6%  31 
2  2 years ago 13%  70 
3  3 years ago 14%  76 
4  4 years ago 8%  43 
5  5 years ago 17%  89 
6  6-10 years ago 19%  99 
7  11-20 years ago 8%  40 
8  20+ years ago! 15%  78 
Total Votes: 526 

December 30, 2011:
Which of the following running (athletics) movies have you seen? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Chariots of Fire 15%  72 
2  Golden Girl 9%  44 
3  Marathon Man 10%  51 
4  Prefontaine 13%  61 
5  Personal Best 9%  44 
6  Running Brave 10%  49 
7  Without Limits 11%  53 
8  St. Ralph 12%  56 
9  The Jericho Mile 9%  45 
10  None of the above 2%  11 
  Total Votes: 486 
 

December 23, 2011:
 What was/were the greatest running achievement(s) of all time? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 8%  73 
2  Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 9%  80 
3  Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 7%  56 
4  Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 11%  95 
5  Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 5%  43 
6  Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 13%  111 
7  Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 10%  88 
8  Usain Bolt runs world records of 9.69 and 19.30 in the Beijing Olympics 15%  126 
9  Paula Radcliffe runs 2:15:25 for the marathon 18%  156 
10  Other 4%  32 
  Total Votes: 860 
 

December 16, 2011:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World. Which of them belong in your top ten? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Amsterdam 9%  84 
2  Berlin 10%  94 
3  Boston 11%  103 
4  Chicago 11%  97 
5  Honolulu 9%  84 
6  London 10%  94 
7  New York City 11%  101 
8  Paris 10%  88 
9  Rotterdam 10%  87 
10  Stockholm 9%  82 
  Total Votes: 914 

December 9, 2011:
What is the highest mileage you have run in one week this year (2011)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  100 miles or more (160km+) 9%  33 
2  60 - 100 (100 - 160) 13%  44 
3  40 - 60 (64 - 100) 21%  75 
4  20 - 40 (32 - 64) 27%  94 
5  < 20 (<32) 30%  106 
  Total Votes: 352 

December 2, 2011:
Which of the following events have you done this year? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Cycling race 16%  46 
2  Duathlon 15%  44 
3  Marathon 18%  52 
4  Road race 20%  58 
5  Swimming race 14%  42 
6  Triathlon 17%  51 
  Total Votes: 293 
 

November 25, 2011:
What is/are your preferred post-race or post-workout beverage(s)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Sports drink 20%  52 
2  Water 17%  45 
3  Chocolate milk 19%  51 
4  Soft drink 14%  38 
5  Beer 14%  38 
6  Other 15%  39 
  Total Votes: 263 
 

November 18, 2011:
Which of the following injuries (conditions) have you had:
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Patellofemoral Syndrome 10%  47 
2  Pulled Hamstring 11%  52 
3  Iliotibial Band Syndrome 13%  59 
4  Shin Splints 12%  56 
5  Stress Fractures 9%  42 
6  Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome 7%  33 
7  Achilles Tendonitis 11%  50 
8  Plantar Fasciitis 12%  55 
9  Hip Bursitis 8%  36 
10  Mononucleosis 8%  37 
Total Votes: 467 
 

November 11, 2011:
What are your favourite post-race activities? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Chilling out 16%  61 
2  Drinking a beer 17%  66 
3  Ice bath 11%  41 
4  Massage 14%  52 
5  Spinning 10%  36 
6  Swimming 13%  48 
7  Walking 11%  40 
8  Other 9%  34 
  Total Votes: 378 

November 4, 2011:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World. Which of them belong in your top ten?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Amsterdam 9%  52 
2  Berlin 10%  61 
3  Boston 12%  68 
4  Chicago 11%  63 
5  Honolulu 9%  52 
6  London 10%  61 
7  New York City 11%  67 
8  Paris 10%  56 
9  Rotterdam 9%  55 
10  Stockholm 9%  51 
  Total Votes: 586 

October 28, 2011:
What is/are your favourite race distance(s)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Marathon 12%  33 
2  Half-Marathon 14%  38 
3  10K 11%  30 
4  8K 8%  22 
5  5K 11%  30 
6  Steeplechase 8%  22 
7  1500M/Mile 10%  26 
8  800M 10%  26 
9  Sprints 8%  21 
10  Ultras 7%  19 
  Total Votes: 267 

October 21, 2011:
How many times have you DNFed in a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 23%  36 
2  Once 14%  23 
3  Twice 15%  24 
4  Three Times 19%  30 
5  Four Times 11%  17 
6  Five or More Times 18%  29 
  Total Votes: 159 

October 14, 2011:
What was/were the greatest running achievement(s) of all time? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 13%  35 
2  Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 11%  28 
3  Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 8%  22 
4  Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 8%  22 
5  Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 8%  22 
6  Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 9%  24 
7  Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 9%  23 
8  Usain Bolt runs world records of 9.69 and 19.30 in the Beijing Olympics 10%  27 
9  Paula Radcliffe runs 2:15:25 for the marathon 22%  57 
  Total Votes: 260 

October 7, 2011:
Should women be allowed to set world records in mixed (man and women) races? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 62%  85 
2  No 28%  39 
3  Don't care 10%  14 
  Total Votes: 138 

September 30, 2011:
How has the current economic situation affected your involvement in sports? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Less travel to events 18%  40 
2  Fewer equipment purchases 16%  37 
3  Entering fewer events 17%  39 
4  Spending less on sports supplements 16%  36 
5  Fewer magazine subscriptions 17%  38 
6  Paying less for online or in-person coaching 16%  37 
  Total Votes: 227 

September 23, 2011:
When will the first sub two hour marathon be run? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  2012 0%  0 
2  2015 17%  22 
3  2030 26%  33 
4  2050 or later 42%  54 
5  Never 16%  20 
  Total Votes: 129

September 16, 2011:
Winter is coming! Where do you run during the winter months? 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 Outdoors 41% 73 
2 Indoor track 28% 51 
3 Treadmill 31% 55 
Total Votes: 179 

September 9, 2011:
Do you use an iPod or MP3 player while running/working out? 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 In training 26% 45 
2 In races 16% 28 
3 On the treadmill 18% 31 
4 While stretching 25% 44 
5 Never 14% 25 
Total Votes: 173 

September 2, 2011:
Which of the following have your purchased ONLINE in the past year? 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 Books, Magazines 14% 32 
2 Coaching Services 10% 24 
3 Clothing 14% 32 
4 Heart Rate Monitor 9% 22 
5 Running Shoes 14% 33 
6 Speed/Distance or GPS Watch 11% 25 
7 Sports Drinks, Bars, Gels, etc 12% 27 
8 Sports Watch 9% 22 
9 Other 7% 16 
Total Votes: 233 

August 26, 2011:
Are you running a fall marathon? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 44%  44 
2  No 31%  31 
3  No, don't run marathons 26%  26 
  Total Votes: 101 

August 19, 2011:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World. Which of them belong in your top ten?
Answers Percent Votes 
1 Amsterdam 9% 37 
2 Berlin 11% 45 
3 Boston 11% 48 
4 Chicago 11% 45 
5 Honolulu 9% 37 
6 London 11% 45 
7 New York City 12% 49 
8 Paris 9% 40 
9 Rotterdam 9% 40 
10 Stockholm 9% 36 

August 12, 2011:
Which of the following magazines do you read? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  220 Magazine 8%  36 
2  Canadian Running 13%  57 
3  Inside Triathlon 9%  40 
4  iRun 17%  74 
5  Runner's World 14%  63 
6  Runner's World UK 8%  35 
7  Running Times 12%  53 
8  Track and Field News 9%  39 
9  Triathlete Magazine 10%  45 
Total Votes: 442 

August 5, 2011:
What is/are your favourite running workout(s)? 
 Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Drills 9%  16 
2  Fartlek 10%  18 
3  Hills 14%  26 
4  Intervals 22%  39 
5  Long Run 25%  45 
6  Tempo 12%  21 
7  Time Trial 9%  16 
  Total Votes: 181 

July 29, 2011:
Would you support the concept of a permanent site for the Olympic Summer Games? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 51%  39 
2  No 38%  29 
3  No opinion, don't care 11%  8 
Total Votes: 76 

July 22, 2011:
Are you male or female and do you support women-only races? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Female - Yes 28%  31 
2  Female - No 0%  0 
3  Male - Yes 61%  66 
4  Male - No 11%  12 
  Total Votes: 109 

July 15, 2011:
"Which type of running shoe(s) do you wear for training?" 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Cushioned 16%  36 
2  Motion Control 14%  32 
3  Neutral 13%  30 
4  Performance 11%  25 
5  Racing 12%  26 
6  Stability 15%  33 
7  Trail 10%  23 
8  Other 9%  20 
  Total Votes: 225 

July 8, 2011:
Should there be an age restriction for the marathon? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  No restriction 7%  3 
2  12+ 5%  2 
3  14+ 5%  2 
4  16+ 10%  4 
5  18+ 38%  16 
6  21+ 36%  15 
  Total Votes: 42

July 1, 2011:
Will you follow this year's Tour de France? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 89%  48 
2  No 11%  6 
  Total Votes: 54 

June 24, 2011:
What is/are your favourite media for getting the latest news on athletics and multisport? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Internet 40%  68 
2  Television 12%  21 
3  Radio 11%  19 
4  Newspapers 12%  20 
5  Magazines 18%  30 
6  Other 8%  13 
Total Votes: 171 

June 17, 2011:
"Which of the following shoe brands have you worn?" 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 Asics 14% 37 
2 adidas 11% 28 
3 Brooks 10% 25 
4 Fila 4% 10 
5 Mizuno 8% 20 
6 New Balance 15% 39 
7 Nike 15% 40 
8 Puma 6% 16 
9 Reebok 5% 14 
10 Saucony 12% 31 
Total Votes: 260 

June 10, 2011:
Which is/are your favourite event group(s) within athletics at the Olympic Games?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Sprints/hurdles 13%  21 
2  Middle distance 15%  25 
3  Long distance 17%  28 
4  Steeplechase 12%  19 
5  Jumps (high, long, triple jump) 10%  17 
6  Throws (shot, discus, javelin) 10%  16 
7  Pole vault 10%  17 
8  Decathlon/Heptathlon 12%  19 
  Total Votes: 162 

June 3, 2011:
Which of the following women played the greatest role in advancing women's distance running globally?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Joan Benoit (Samuelson) 23%  11 
2  Lynn Jennings 4%  2 
3  Nina Kuscsik 4%  2 
4  Kathrine Switzer 49%  23 
5  Joan Ullyot 6%  3 
6  Grete Waitz 13%  6 
  Total Votes: 47 

May 27, 2011:
"Which aspects of race organization are important to you?" 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Certified course 14%  27 
2  Accurate timing 14%  27 
3  Traffic-free course 14%  26 
4  Aid stations 11%  21 
5  T-shirts 10%  18 
6  Finisher medals 10%  19 
7  Prize money 9%  17 
8  Medical services 9%  17 
9  Large field 8%  15 
  Total Votes: 187 

May 20, 2011:
How long have you been running? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  30+ years 43%  46 
2  20 -29 years 16%  17 
3  15 - 19 years 6%  7 
4  10 - 14 years 6%  7 
5  5 - 9 years 21%  23 
6  1 -4 years 4%  4 
7  < 1 year 4%  4 
  Total Votes: 108 

May 13, 2011:
How long a warm-up do you do before a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  No warm-up 8%  4 
2  Depends on the race distance 33%  17 
3  5 minutes 6%  3 
4  10 minutes 6%  3 
5  15 minutes 14%  7 
6  20 minutes 10%  5 
7  30 minutes 6%  3 
8  > 30 minutes 18%  9 
  Total Votes: 51 

May 6, 2011:
When will Paula Radcliffe's marathon world best of 2:15:25, set in 2003, be broken? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  2011 5%  7 
2  2015 21%  32 
3  2020 23%  35 
4  2025 or later 39%  60 
5  Never 12%  19 
  Total Votes: 153 

April 22, 2011:
Barefoot running has been in the news lately. Have you run barefoot or would you consider trying it?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  I've tried it 26%  27 
2  Would consider it 10%  10 
3  No way, I love my NB shoes! 65%  68 
  Total Votes: 105 

April 15, 2011:
Which is your favourite running season? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Summer 13%  8 
2  Fall 65%  39 
3  Winter 5%  3 
4  Spring 8%  5 
5  No opinion 8%  5 
  Total Votes: 60 

April 8, 2011:
Which of the following running (athletics) movies have you seen? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Chariots of Fire 15%  40 
2  Golden Girl 8%  21 
3  Marathon Man 11%  28 
4  Prefontaine 13%  34 
5  Personal Best 8%  22 
6  Running Brave 10%  25 
7  Without Limits 11%  28 
8  St. Ralph 12%  32 
9  The Jericho Mile 9%  24 
10  None of the above 2%  5 
  Total Votes: 259 

April 1, 2011:
If you are unable to run, what do you do? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Cycle 18%  54 
2  Pool run 13%  38 
3  Swim 13%  39 
4  Row 11%  32 
5  Use elliptical trainer 13%  40 
6  XC ski 10%  31 
7  Other 12%  37 
8  Watch TV 10%  31 
  Total Votes: 302 

March 25, 2011:
Do you support women's only road races? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 73%  47 
2  No 20%  13 
3  No opinion, don't care 6%  4 
  Total Votes: 64 

March 18, 2011:
"What would be the best way(s) to manage the excessive demand for entry into many of the major marathons and triathlons?"
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Time stamped on-line entry 6%  2 
2  Geographical quotas 0%  0 
3  Performance standards 91%  31 
4  Lottery 3%  1 
5  Other 0%  0 
  Total Votes: 34 
 

March 11, 2011:
Does prize money enhance a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 58%  52 
2  No 42%  38 
3  No opinion 0%  0 
  Total Votes: 90 

March 4, 2011:
Which of the following workouts do you incorporate into your training on a regular basis?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Long Runs 18%  47 
2  Tempo Runs 15%  40 
3  Hill Training 14%  36 
4  Pace Intervals 14%  37 
5  Speed Intervals 15%  38 
6  Running Drills 11%  29 
7  Pilates, Yoga, etc. 10%  27 
8  Other 2%  6 

February 25, 2011:
A real runner is.... 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Somebody that runs 17%  8 
2  Somebody that runs regularly 67%  31 
3  Somebody that runs races 4%  2 
4  Somebody that runs marathons 2%  1 
5  Somebody that runs marathons in under three hours 9%  4 
  Total Votes: 46 

February 18, 2011:
Has your involvement in sport affected your relationship with your "significant other"? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Not in a relationship 4%  5 
2  Helped it 34%  42 
3  Hurt it 48%  58 
4  No effect 14%  17 
5  Other 0%  0 

February 4, 2011:
Have you ever run the Boston Marathon?
Answers Percent Votes
1 Yes 70% 33
2 No, but I am running it this year 2% 1
3 No 28% 13
Total Votes: 47

January 28, 2011:
What is/are your preferred post-race or post-workout beverage(s)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Sports drink 24%  25 
2  Water 18%  19 
3  Chocolate milk 21%  22 
4  Soft drink 13%  14 
5  Beer 13%  14 
6  Other 10%  11 
  Total Votes: 105 

January 21, 2011:
Which category of athlete are you? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Elite 9%  11 
2  Fitness 34%  40 
3  Recreational 11%  13 
4  Recreational - competitive 44%  52 
5  Other? 1%  1 
  Total Votes: 117 

January 14, 2011:
What is the longest road race or triathlon you will do this year? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  5,000m 8%  4 
2  10,000m 2%  1 
3  20k or Half-marathon 15%  7 
4  Marathon 19%  9 
5  Ultra 15%  7 
6  Sprint triathlon 8%  4 
7  Olympic distance triathlon 4%  2 
8  Half-ironman triathlon 6%  3 
9  Ironman triathlon 4%  2 
10  None of the above 19%  9 
  Total Votes: 48 

January 7, 2011:
What is the highest mileage you have run in one week this year (2010)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  100 miles or more (160km+) 11%  6 
2  60 - 100 (100 - 160) 13%  7 
3  40 - 60 (64 - 100) 36%  19 
4  20 - 40 (32 - 64) 23%  12 
5  < 20 (<32) 17%  9 
  Total Votes: 53 
 

December 31, 2010:
When did you set your last PR (Personal Record)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  2010 22%  10 
2  2 years ago 4%  2 
3  3 years ago 4%  2 
4  4 years ago 4%  2 
5  5 years ago 13%  6 
6  6-10 years ago 9%  4 
7  11-20 years ago 9%  4 
8  20+ years ago! 33%  15 
  Total Votes: 45 

December 24, 2010:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World. Which of them belong in your top ten?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Amsterdam 9%  24 
2  Berlin 11%  29 
3  Boston 12%  32 
4  Chicago 10%  28 
5  Honolulu 9%  24 
6  London 11%  29 
7  New York City 12%  33 
8  Paris 10%  26 
9  Rotterdam 9%  25 
10  Stockholm 8%  23 
  Total Votes: 273 

December 17, 2010:
Winter is here! Where do you run during the winter months? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Outdoors 41%  51 
2  Indoor track 27%  34 
3  Treadmill 31%  39 
  Total Votes: 124 

December 10, 2010:
When will we see a sub 2-hour marathon? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 28%  11 
2  5 years 15%  6 
3  10 years 13%  5 
4  15 years 13%  5 
5  20 years 10%  4 
6  25+ years 21%  8 
  Total Votes: 39 

December 3, 2010:
The women's world record for the mile is 4.12.56 set by Svetlana Masterkova of Russia in 1996. Will a woman ever break 4 minutes for the mile?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 23%  8 
2  50 years 9%  3 
3  25 years 11%  4 
4  10 years 29%  10 
5  5 years 9%  3 
6  1-4 years 20%  7 
  Total Votes: 35 

November 26, 2010:
How has the current economic situation affected your involvement in sports? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Less travel to events 20%  24 
2  Fewer equipment purchases 16%  20 
3  Entering fewer events 15%  19 
4  Spending less on sports supplements 15%  19 
5  Fewer magazine subscriptions 16%  20 
6  Paying less for online or in-person coaching 17%  21 
  Total Votes: 123 

November 19, 2010:
What was the greatest running achievement(s) of all time? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 30%  19 
2  Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 8%  5 
3  Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 5%  3 
4  Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 14%  9 
5  Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 0%  0 
6  Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 17%  11 
7  Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 11%  7 
8  Usain Bolt sets two world records in the 2008 Olympics 8%  5 
9  Kenenisa Bekele wins the 5000/10,000 double in the 2008 Olympics 6%  4 
  Total Votes: 63 

November 12, 2010:
How has the charity fund raising aspect affected races? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Positively 12%  4 
2  Negatively 82%  27 
3  No impact 6%  2 
  Total Votes: 33 

November 5, 2010:
Will Usain Bolt run sub 9:50 for the 100m? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 59%  23 
2  No 38%  15 
3  Don't care 3%  1 
  Total Votes: 39 

October 29, 2010:
Do you use an iPod or MP3 player while running?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  In training 24%  11 
2  In races 11%  5 
3  In both training and races 15%  7 
4  No 50%  23 
  Total Votes: 46 

October 22, 2010:
Which of the following magazines do you read? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  220 Magazine 9%  23 
2  Canadian Running 13%  36 
3  Inside Triathlon 10%  27 
4  iRun 10%  28 
5  Runner's World 15%  41 
6  Runner's World UK 8%  22 
7  Running Times 13%  36 
8  Track and Field News 10%  26 
9  Triathlete Magazine 11%  31 
  Total Votes: 270 

October 15, 2010:
How many times have you DNFed in a race?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 29%  16 
2  Once 16%  9 
3  Twice 9%  5 
4  Three Times 13%  7 
5  Four Times 9%  5 
6  Five or More Times 24%  13 
  Total Votes: 55 

October 8, 2010:
What is your favourite post-race activity? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Chilling out 13%  4 
2  Drinking a beer 19%  6 
3  Ice bath 6%  2 
4  Massage 32%  10 
5  Spinning 3%  1 
6  Swimming 13%  4 
7  Walking 6%  2 
8  Other 6%  2 
  Total Votes: 31 

October 1, 2010:
Winter is coming! Where do you run during the winter months? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Outdoors 42%  35 
2  Indoor track 27%  22 
3  Treadmill 31%  26 
  Total Votes: 83 

September 24, 2010:
Which of the following sports should be dropped from the
Summer Olympics?
Answers Percent Votes
1 Archery 9% 22
2 Boxing 11% 27
3 Equestrian 10% 25
4 Fencing 9% 21
5 Handball 9% 22
6 Polo 10% 24
7 Shooting 11% 26
8 Synchronized anything 14% 35
9 Taekwondo 9% 22
10 Weightlifting 9% 21
Total Votes: 245

September 17, 2010:
If you are unable to run, what do you do? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Cycle 19%  34 
2  Pool run 13%  24 
3  Swim 13%  24 
4  Row 10%  19 
5  Use elliptical trainer 13%  24 
6  XC ski 10%  19 
7  Other 11%  21 
8  Watch TV 10%  18 
  Total Votes: 183 

September 10, 2010:
How long a warm-up do you do before a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  No warm-up 13%  4 
2  Depends on the race distance 30%  9 
3  5 minutes 7%  2 
4  10 minutes 7%  2 
5  15 minutes 10%  3 
6  20 minutes 17%  5 
7  30 minutes 7%  2 
8  > 30 minutes 10%  3 
  Total Votes: 30 

September 3, 2010:
Which of the following services do you use on a regular basis? 
 Answers Percent  Votes  
1  A.R.T. Therapist 16%  23 
2  Chiropractor 12%  18 
3  Massage 20%  29 
4  Physio 16%  23 
5  Podiatrist 11%  16 
6  Sports doctor 14%  21 
7  Sports psychologist 12%  18 
8  Other (email:polls2010@emailias.com) 0%  0 
  Total Votes: 148 

August 27, 2010:
Are you running a fall marathon? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 38%  10 
2  No 38%  10 
3  No, don't run marathons 23%  6 
  Total Votes: 26 

August 20, 2010:
Which of the following injuries (conditions) have you had:
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Patellofemoral Syndrome 10%  16 
2  Pulled Hamstring 10%  17 
3  Iliotibial Band Syndrome 15%  25 
4  Shin Splints 15%  25 
5  Stress Fractures 8%  14 
6  Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome 5%  9 
7  Achilles Tendonitis 11%  19 
8  Plantar Fasciitis 12%  20 
9  Hip Bursitis 6%  10 
10  Mononucleosis 7%  11 
  Total Votes: 166 

August 13, 2010:
Do you support the setting aside of race entries for charity organizations at the expense of serious runners?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 23%  11 
2  No 77%  36 
Total Votes: 47 

August 6, 2010:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World.
Which of them belong in your top ten?
Answers Percent Votes
1 Amsterdam 8% 10
2 Berlin 11% 13
3 Boston 14% 16
4 Chicago 10% 12
5 Honolulu 8% 10
6 London 12% 14
7 New York City 12% 14
8 Paris 8% 10
9 Rotterdam 8% 10
10 Stockholm 8% 9
Total Votes: 118

July 30, 2010:
What is/are your favourite race distance(s)? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Marathon 13%  11 
2  Half-Marathon 18%  15 
3  10K 13%  11 
4  8K 6%  5 
5  5K 13%  11 
6  Steeplechase 7%  6 
7  1500M/Mile 12%  10 
8  800M 11%  9 
9  Sprints 6%  5 

July 23, 2010:
Which of the following women played the greatest role in advancing women's distance running globally? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Joan Benoit (Samuelson) 36%  10 
2  Lynn Jennings 7%  2 
3  Nina Kuscsik 7%  2 
4  Kathrine Switzer 32%  9 
5  Joan Ullyot 11%  3 
6  Grete Waitz 7%  2 

July 16, 2010:
The difference between the men's and women's world 'records' for the marathon is currently 11 minutes and twenty-six seconds (2:03:59 - 2:15:25). What do you think this difference will become over the next ten years?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Increase to > 11:26 16%  5 
2  Stay at 11:26 19%  6 
3  < 11 minutes 0%  0 
4  < 10 minutes 25%  8 
5  < 9 minutes 6%  2 
6  < 8 minutes 13%  4 
7  < 7 minutes 3%  1 
8  < 6 minutes 6%  2 
9  < 5 minutes 9%  3 
10  < 4 minutes 3%  1 

July 9, 2010:
Are you following the Tour de France? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 88%  36 
2  No 12%  5 

July 2, 2010:
What should be used for the official race result? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Chip time 56%  20 
2  Gun time 44%  16 

June 25, 2010:
When do you stretch? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Before a workout 25%  18 
2  After a workout 40%  29 
3  In a Yoga/PIlates class 21%  15 
4  Other times 14%  10 

June 18, 2010:
"Which type of running shoe(s) do you wear for training?" 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Cushioned 17%  21 
2  Motion Control 16%  19 
3  Neutral 12%  15 
4  Performance 11%  13 
5  Racing 11%  14 
6  Stability 16%  20 
7  Trail 9%  11 
8  Other 7%  9 

June 11, 2010:
"On which of the continents have you run?" 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Africa 13%  22 
2  Antarctica 1%  1 
3  Asia 18%  31 
4  Australia 15%  25 
5  Europe 22%  37 
6  North America 28%  47 
7  South America 4%  6 

June 4, 2010:
Should marathons restrict entry to serious runners by imposing time standards similar to those at the Boston Marathon? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 68%  26 
2  No 32%  12 
3  No opinion, don't care 0%  0 

May 28, 2010:
In the past 20+ years the men's marathon best time has progressed from 2:08:28 (Derek Clayton) to Haile Gebrselassie's recent 2:03:59. What do you think the men's best time will get under over the next 20 years?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Sub 2:03:59 18%  22 
2  Sub 2:03 22%  28 
3  Sub 2:02 22%  27 
4  Sub 2:01 6%  7 
5  Sub 2:00!! 33%  41 

May 21, 2010:
Do you support women's only road races? 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 Yes 70% 35 
2 No 22% 11 
3 No opinion, don't care 8% 4

May 14, 2010:
How many times have you DNFed in a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 34%  14 
2  Once 20%  8 
3  Twice 10%  4 
4  Three Times 15%  6 
5  Four Times 2%  1 
6  Five or More Times 20%  8 

May 7, 2010:
Which of the following workouts do you incorporate into your training on a regular basis? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Long Runs 19%  31 
2  Tempo Runs 16%  26 
3  Hill Training 14%  23 
4  Pace Intervals 14%  23 
5  Speed Intervals 14%  24 
6  Running Drills 11%  18 
7  Pilates, Yoga, etc. 10%  17 
8  Other  2%  4 

April 30, 2010:
Which of the following running (athletics) movies have you seen? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Chariots of Fire 16%  29 
2  Golden Girl 7%  13 
3  Marathon Man 11%  19 
4  Prefontaine 14%  24 
5  Personal Best 8%  15 
6  Running Brave 9%  16 
7  Without Limits 11%  19 
8  St. Ralph 12%  22 
9  The Jericho Mile 9%  16 
10  None of the above 2%  4 

April 23, 2010:
What factors do you consider before entering a race? 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 Race distance 19% 18 
2 Course terrain 15% 14 
3 Prize money 12% 11 
4 Charity involved 12% 11 
5 Location 16% 15 
6 Weather 14% 13 
7 Entry fee 14% 13 

April 16, 2010:
What is/are your favourite sport(s) of the summer Olympics? 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 Athletics - track 19% 10 
2 Athletics - marathon 17% 9 
3 Cycling - road 17% 9 
4 Cycling - track 12% 6 
5 Swimming 12% 6 
6 Triathlon 23% 12 
7 Other 0% 0 

April 9, 2010:
Which of the following magazines do you read? 
Answers Percent Votes 
1 220 Magazine 8% 14 
2 Canadian Running 14% 24 
3 Inside Triathlon 10% 17 
4 iRun 9% 16 
5 Runner's World 16% 27 
6 Runner's World UK 8% 13 
7 Running Times 13% 23 
8 Track and Field News 10% 17 
9 Triathlete Magazine 12% 21 

April 2, 2010:
Which of the following magazines do you read? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  220 Magazine 8%  14 
2  Canadian Running 14%  24 
3  Inside Triathlon 10%  17 
4  iRun 9%  16 
5  Runner's World 16%  27 
6  Runner's World UK 8%  13 
7  Running Times 13%  23 
8  Track and Field News 10%  17 
9  Triathlete Magazine 12%  21 

March 26, 2010:
Which of the following have your purchased ONLINE in the past year? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Books, Magazines 15%   
2  Coaching Services 10%   
3  Clothing 14%  
4  Heart Rate Monitor 9%   
5  Running Shoes 16%   
6  Speed/Distance or GPS Watch 12%  
7  Sports Drinks, Bars, Gels, etc 11%   
8  Sports Watch 9%  
9  Other  4% 

March 12, 2010:
How should Olympic athletes be selected? 
Answers Percent   
1  A formula based on performance over a year 27%   
2  Multiple trials events 13%   
3  One trials event 53%   
4  Picked by the coaches 7%   

March 5, 2010:
When will Paula Radcliffe's marathon world best of 2:15:25, set in 2003, be broken? 
Answers Percent   
1  2010 9%   
2  2015 55%   
3  2020 0%   
4  2025 or later 9%  
5  Never 27%   

February 26, 2010:
What is your level of interest in the Winter Olympic Games? 
Answers Percent   
1  High 30%  
2  Moderate 15%   
3  Low 55%   

February 19, 2010:
What is your "coach status? 
Answers Percent   
1  In person coach 17%   
2  Internet coach 8%   
3  Internet program 4%   
4  Peer group 4%  
5  Self coached 67%   
6  Combination of above 0%   

February 12, 2010:
Barefoot running has been in the news lately. Have you run barefoot or would you consider trying it? 
Answers Percent   
1  I've tried it 21%   
2  Would consider it 3%   
3  No way, I love my NB shoes! 76%  

January 29, 2010:
Should Transgender Athletes Be Eligible for the Olympics? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 25% 
2  No 67%  
3  No opinion, don't care 8%  

January 22, 2010:
What distance will your first race of 2010 be? 
Answers Percent   
1  5K 19%   
2  10K 15%  
3  Half-Marathon 15%   
4  Marathon 11%   
5  Sprint Tri 15%   
6  Olympic Tri 7%   
7  Ironman 4%   
8  Other  15%   


January 8, 2010:
What are your goals for 2010? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Run a marathon 10%  4 
2  Do an Ironman 2%  1 
3  Run one or more PBs 10%  4 
4  Run more distance 19%  8 
5  Try a new sport 17%  7 
6  Lose weight 19%  8 
7  Improve my fitness level 19%  8 
8  Other - Get over a nagging injury 5% 2

January 1, 2010:
A real runner is.... 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Somebody that runs 25%  6 
2  Somebody that runs regularly 50%  12 
3  Somebody that runs races 8%  2 
4  Somebody that runs marathons 4%  1 
5  Somebody that runs marathons in under three hours 13%  3 

December 25, 2009:
 Do you train on Christmas Day? 
 Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Yes 100%  17 
2  No 0%  0 

December 18, 2009:
What was the greatest running achievement(s) of all time? 
 Answers Percent   
1  Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 29%   
2  Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 7%  
3  Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 5%   
4  Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 17%    
5  Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 0%   
6  Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 19%   
7  Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 12%   
8  Usain Bolt sets two world records in the 2008 Olympics 10%  
9  Kenenisa Bekele wins the 5000/10,000 double in the 2008 Olympics 2%  

December 4, 2009:
What age group are you in?
Answers Percent   
1  Under 20 4%   
2  20 - 29 13%  
3  30 - 39 17%   
4  40 - 49 9%   
5  50 - 59 13%   
6  60 - 69 39%   
7  70+ 4%   

November 27, 2009:
When will we see a sub 2-hour marathon? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 41%    
2  5 years 18%   
3  10 years 6%    
4  15 years 12%    
5  20 years 12%    
6  25+ years 12%   

November 20, 2009:
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  adidas 8%  9 
2  Asics 16%  17 
3  Brooks 8%  8 
4  Fila 7%  7 
5  Mizuno 11%  12 
6  New Balance 12%  13 
7  Nike 15%  16 
8  Reebok 7%  7 
9  Saucony 8%  9 
10  Avia, Diadora, Etonic, Puma, Other 8%  8 

November 13, 2009:
Which of the following events have you done this year? 
Answers Percent 
1 Cycling race 15% 11 
2 Duathlon 14% 10 
3 Marathon 18% 13 
4 Road race 21% 15 
5 Swimming race 14% 10 
6 Triathlon 19% 14 

November 6, 2009:
What should be used for the official race result? 
Answers Percent   
1  Chip time 80%   
2  Gun time 20%   

October 30, 2009:
How many times have you DNFed in a race? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Never 47%   
2  Once 21%   
3  Twice 11%   
4  Three Times 5%   
5  Four Times 5%  
6  Five or More Times 11%   

October 23, 2009:
What is your favourite post-race activity? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Chilling out 6%    
2  Drinking a beer 22%   
3  Ice bath 11%  
4  Massage 22%   
5  Spinning 6%   
6  Swimming 11%   
7  Walking 11%   
8  Other 11%   

October 16, 2009:
Winter is coming! Where do you run during the winter months? 
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Outdoors 45%   
2  Indoor track 27%   
3  Treadmill 27%   

October 9, 2009:
Paula Radcliffe has announced that she is running the New York City Marathon. How will she do?
Answers Percent   
1  Sub 2:15:25 (*WR) 6%    
2  Sub 2:17:18 6%   
3  Sub 2:20 18%   
4  Sub 2:22:30 0%   
5  Sub 2:25:00 24%  
6  Sub 2:27:30 12%  
7  Sub 2:30:00 18%   
8  Sub 2:35:00 6%   
9  Sub 2:40:00 0%   
10  DNF 12%   

October 2, 2009:
Which City will win the bid to host the 2016 Olympics? 
 Answers Percent  
1  Chicago 45%   
2  Madrid 15%   
3  Rio de Janeiro 30%   
4  Tokyo 10%  

September 18, 2009:
How has the charity fund raising aspect affected races?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  Positively 17%  2 
2  Negatively 75%  9 
3  No impact 8%  1 

September 11, 2009:
How long a warm-up do you do before a race?
Answers Percent  Votes  
1  No warm-up 29%  4 
2  Depends on the race distance 50%  
3  5 minutes 0%  
4  10 minutes 0%   
5  15 minutes 7%   
6  20 minutes 7%    
7  30 minutes 7%   
8  > 30 minutes 0%  

September 4, 2009:
"Usain Bolt has said that he would like to try the long jump. If he does, how will he do?"
Answers Percent   
1  World record 64%    
2  World class 36%  
3  Average 0%   
4  Mediocre 0%  

August 28, 2009:
Do you have doubts about the legitimacy of Usian Bolt's performances at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin?
Answers Percent   
1  Yes 67%   
2  No 33%  
3  No opinion 0%  

August 21, 2009:
What is your level of interest in the World Athletics Championships in Berlin taking place August 15-23, 2009?
Answers Percent   
1  High 44%   
2  Moderate 22%  
3  Low 17%   
4  No interest 17%  

August 14, 2009:
Which of the following distance running events is the most demanding? 
Answers Percent   
1  1500M/Mile 11%   
2  3000M Steeplechase 22%   
3  5000M/10000M 11%    
4  Marathon 44%   
5  Cross-Country 11%  

August 7, 2009:
Are you running a fall marathon? 
Answers Percent   
1  Yes 10%   
2  No 50%  
3  No, don't run marathons 40%  

July 31, 2009:
Which is your favourite running season?
Answers Percent   
1  Summer 17%   
2  Fall 75%    
3  Winter 0%  
4  Spring 8%   
5  No opinion 0%  

July 24, 2009:
Which of the following women played the greatest role in advancing women's distance running globally?
Answers Percent   
1  Joan Benoit (Samuelson) 42%   
2  Lynn Jennings 0%   
3  Nina Kuscsik 0%   
4  Kathrine Switzer 50%   
5  Joan Ullyot 0%   
6  Grete Waitz 8%  

July 17, 2009:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World. Which of them belong in your top ten?
1  Amsterdam 8%   
2  Berlin 10%  
3  Boston 13%  
4  Chicago 11%  
5  Honolulu 10%  
6  London 11%  
7  New York City 11%  
8  Paris 8%  
9  Rotterdam 8%  
10  Stockholm 8%  
   

July 10, 2009:
"Are you following the Tour de France?"
Answers Percent    
1  Yes 100%   
2  No 0%   

July 3, 2009:
How will Lance Armstrong do in this summer's Tour de France? 
Answers Percent   
1  First 18%  
2  Top Three 0%    
3  Top Ten 36%   
4  Top Twenty-Five 9%    
5  In the Peleton 36%   

June 26, 2009:
Which of the following running (athletics) movies have you seen? 
Answers Percent  
1  Chariots of Fire 16%   
2  Golden Girl 6%   
3  Marathon Man 12%  
4  Prefontaine 14%   
5  Personal Best 8%   
6  Running Brave 10%   
7  Without Limits 10%    
8  St. Ralph 14%   
9  The Jericho Mile 8%   
10  None of the above 2%   
 

June 19, 2009:
What is/are your favourite race distance(s)? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Marathon  12%  
2.   Half-Marathon  18%  
3.   10K  12%  
4.   8K  8%  
5.   5K  11%  
6.   Steeplechase  8%  
7.   1500M/Mile  12%  
8.   800M  11%  
9.   Sprints  8% 

June 12, 2009:
"How long have you been running?"
Answers Percent  
1.   30+ years  44%  
2.   20 -29 years  19%  
3.   15 - 19 years  6%  
4.   10 - 14 years  6%  
5.   5 - 9 years  25%  
6.   1 -4 years  0%  
7.   < 1 year  0%  

June 5, 2009:
"The women's world record for the mile is 4.12.56 set by Svetlana Masterkova of Russia in 1996. Will a woman ever break 4 minutes for the mile?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Never  25%  
2.   50 years  6%  
3.   25 years  13%  
4.   10 years  25%  
5.   5 years  13%  
6.   1-4 years  19%  

May 29, 2009:
How has the current economic situation affected your involvement in sports? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Less travel to events  25%  
2.   Fewer equipment purchases  17%  
3.   Entering fewer events  14%  
4.   Spending less on sports supplements  14%  
5.   Fewer magazine subscriptions  17%  
6.   Paying less for online or in-person coaching  14% 

May 22, 2009:
Which brand(s) of running shoe(s) have you worn? 
Answers Percent  
1.   adidas  11%  
2.   Asics  14%  
3.   Brooks  9%  
4.   Fila  6%  
5.   Mizuno  10%  
6.   New Balance  11%  
7.   Nike  10%  
8.   Reebok  10%  
9.   Saucony  11%  
10.   Avia, Diadora, Etonic, Puma, Other  8% 

May 15, 2009:
Which is/are your favourite event group(s) within athletics at the Olympic Games? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Sprints/hurdles  10%  
2.   Middle distance  18%  
3.   Long distance  22%  
4.   Steeplechase  12%  
5.   Jumps (high, long, triple jump)  9%  
6.   Throws (shot, discus, javelin)  7%  
7.   Pole vault  9%  
8.   Decathlon/Heptathlon  12%  

May 8, 2009:
"Would you support the concept of a permanent site for the Olympic Summer Games?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  65%  
2.   No  30%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  5%  

May 1, 2009:
"Which are your favourite places to run?
Answers Percent  
1.   Cross Country  15%  
2.   Indoor Track  14%  
3.   Outdoor Track  15%  
4.   Road  19%  
5.   Trail  23%  
6.   Treadmill  14%  

April 24, 2009:
"Which aspects of race organization are important to you?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Certified course  14%  
2.   Accurate timing  14%  
3.   Traffic-free course  13%  
4.   Aid stations  11%  
5.   T-shirts  10%  
6.   Finisher medals  7%  
7.   Prize money  8%  
8.   Medical services  8%  
9.   Large field  6%  
10.  Other (Weather)  8% 

April 17, 2009:
"What would be the best way(s) to manage the excessive demand for entry into many of the major marathons and triathlons?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Time stamped on-line entry  5%  
2.   Geographical quotas  0%  
3.   Performance standards  89%  
4.   Lottery  5%  
5.   Other (email polls2009@emailias.com)  0% 

April 10, 2009:
Are you male or female and do you support women-only races? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Female - Yes  35%  
2.   Female - No  0%  
3.   Male - Yes  60%  
4.   Male - No  5%  

April 3, 2009:
Should there be an age restriction for the marathon? 
Answers Percent  
1.   No restriction  10%  
2.   12+  10%  
3.   14+  5%  
4.   16+  15%  
5.   18+  40%  
6.   21+  20%  

March 20, 2009:
What is you all-time personal best marathon time? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Never run one  13%  
2.   Sub 2:20  7%  
3.   2:20 to 2:30  0%  
4.   2:30 to 2:40  0%  
5.   2:40 to 2:50  20%  
6.   2:50 to 3:00  27%  
7.   3:00 to 3:20  13%  
8.   3:20 to 3:40  0%  
9.   3:40 to 4:00  7%  
10.   4:00 Plus  13%  

March 13, 2009:
"Which of the following injuries (conditions) have you had?
Answers Percent  
1.   Patellofemoral Syndrome  10%  
2.   Pulled Hamstring  11%  
3.   Iliotibial Band Syndrome  16%  
4.   Shin Splints  15%  
5.   Stress Fractures  9%  
6.   Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome  5%  
7.   Achilles Tendonitis  11%  
8.   Plantar Fasciitis  11%  
9.   Hip Bursitis  5%  
10.   Mononucleosis  6%  

March 6, 2009:
What was/were the greatest running achievement(s) of all time?
Answers Percent 
1. Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 20% 
2. Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 16% 
3. Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 8% 
4. Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 8% 
5. Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 8% 
6. Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 12% 
7. Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 10% 
8. Usain Bolt runs world records of 9.69 and 19.30 in the Beijing Olympics 10% 
9. Other (email polls2009@emailias.com) 6%

February 27, 2009:
"Which of the following do you use frequently pre, during and post exercise - training and/or competing?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Beer  17%  
2.   Energy Bars  15%  
3.   Energy Gels  14%  
4.   Sports drinks  21%  
5.   Water  21%  
6.   Other  12% 

February 20, 2009:
"If you are unable to run, what do you do?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Cycle  20%  
2.   Pool run  12%  
3.   Swim  13%  
4.   Row  11%  
5.   Use elliptical trainer  14%  
6.   XC ski  10%  
7.   Other  11%  
8.   Watch TV  9% 

February 13, 2009:
"Should women's road race records("best times") be allowed to be established in mixed (men and women) races?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  26%  
2.   No, women's only races  74%

February 6, 2009:
"On which of the continents have you run?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Africa  14%  
2.   Antarctica  0%  
3.   Asia  18%  
4.   Australia  15%  
5.   Europe  22%  
6.   North America  29%  
7.   South America  3%  

January 30, 2009:
"Which city should host the 2016 Summer Olympics?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Chicago, USA  22%  
2.   Madrid, Spain  13%  
3.   Rio, Brazil  39%  
4.   Tokyo, Japan  26% 

January 23, 2009:
"Do you use an iPod or MP3 player while running?
Answers Percent  
1.   In training  22%  
2.   In races  19%  
3.   In both training and races  11%  
4.   No  48%  

January 16, 2009:
Which of the following sports should be dropped from the Summer Olympics?
Answers Percent  
1.   Archery  8%  
2.   Boxing  12%  
3.   Equestrian  11%  
4.   Fencing  8%  
5.   Handball  9%  
6.   Polo  9%  
7.   Shooting  10%  
8.   Synchronized anything  15%  
9.   Taekwondo  9%  
10.   Weightlifting  10%  

January 9, 2009:
Which of the following marathons would you run if you had an unlimited amount of time to train and cost was not an issue?
"Answers Percent  
1.   Berlin  12%  
2.   Boston  19%  
3.   Chicago  4%  
4.   Honolulu  23%  
5.   London  19%  
6.   Los Angeles  8%  
7.   Marine Corps  0%  
8.   New York  8%  
9.   Ottawa  4%  
10.   Rotterdam  4%  

January 2, 2009:
"What will your first competition of 2009 be?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Marathon  13%  
2.   Half-Marathon  13%  
3.   5/10K  36%  
4.   Track Race  10%  
5.   Triathlon  8%  
6.   Half-Ironman  3%  
7.   Ironman  5%  
8.   Other  13%  

December 12, 2008: "What is the toughest feat to accomplish in track and field? Answers Percent 1. Sub-10 seconds for 100m 8% 2. Sub-4 minutes for the mile 8% 3. Sub-13 minutes for 5km 20% 4. Sub-2 hours, 10 minutes in the marathon 36% 5. Pole vault 6m+ 4% 6. Shot put 20m+ 0% 7. Score 8500+ points in the decathlon 12% 8. Run the steeplechase sub 8:30 4% 9. Throw the javelin 80m+ 4% 10. Triple jump 17m+ 4%
December 5, 2008:
Do you train on Christmas Day?
1.   Regular workout  65%  
2.   Abbreviated workout  18%  
3.   No  18%  
4.   No, I don't train!  0%  

November 28, 2008:
"Which sport has the greatest drug problem?" 
Answers Percent
1.   Athletics  22%  
2.   Baseball  11%  
3.   Basketball  0%  
4.   Cycling  28%  
5.   Football  11%  
6.   Hockey  28%  
7.   Soccer  0%  
8.   Swimming  0%  
9.   Tennis  0% 

November 21, 2008:
"What are the chances of Lance Armstrong winning the 2009 Tour de France?"
Answers Percent
1.   100%  4%  
2.   90%  8%  
3.   80%  4%  
4.   70%  15%  
5.   60%  0%  
6.   50%  19%  
7.   40%  4%  
8.   30%  0%  
9.   20%  12%  
10.   10& or less  35%  

November 14, 2008:
"When did you set your last PR (Personal Record)?"
1.   2008  17%  
2.   2 years ago  4%  
3.   3 years ago  4%  
4.   4 years ago  4%  
5.   5 years ago  9%  
6.   6-10 years ago  13%  
7.   11-20 years ago  13%  
8.   20+ years ago!  35%  

November 7, 2008:
"The difference between the men's and women's world 'records' for the marathon is currently 11 minutes and twenty-six seconds (2:03:59 - 2:15:25). What do you think this difference will become over the next ten years?"
	Answers Percent  
1.   Increase to > 11:26  19%  
2.   Stay at 11:26  19%  
3.   < 11 minutes  0%  
4.   < 10 minutes  24%  
5.   < 9 minutes  10%  
6.   < 8 minutes  5%  
7.   < 7 minutes  5%  
8.   < 6 minutes  10%  
9.   < 5 minutes  5%  
10.   < 4 minutes  5%  

October 31, 2008: Which of the following magazines do you read?
Answers Percent  
1.   220 Magazine  8%  
2.   Canadian Running  15%  
3.   Inside Triathlon  10%  
4.   iRun  8%  
5.   Runner's World  15%  
6.   Runner's World UK  7%  
7.   Running Times  14%  
8.   Track and Field News  9%  
9.   Triathlete Magazine  13%  

October 24, 2008:
"When do you stretch?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Before a workout  26%  
2.   After a workout  43%  
3.   In a Yoga/PIlates class  20%  
4.   Other times  11% 

October 17, 2008:
"Have you run or are you planning to run a fall marathon?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  39%  
2.   No  33%  
3.   No, I don't run marathons  28%  

October 10, 2008:
"Which type of running shoe(s) do you wear for training?"
Answers Percentage
1.   Cushioned  18%  
2.   Motion Control  12%  
3.   Neutral  13%  
4.   Performance  12%  
5.   Racing  13%  
6.   Stability  12%  
7.   Trail  10%  
8.   Other  9% 

October 3, 2008:
"Winter is coming! Where do you run during the winter months?"
1. Outdoors 40% 
2. Indoor track 26% 
3. Treadmill 33% 


September 29, 2008:
How will Lance Armstrong place in the 2009 Tour de France?
Answers Percentage
1.   1st  25%  
2.   Top 3  4%  
3.   Top 10  17%  
4.   In the peloton  21%  
5.   DNF  21%  
6.   Don't care  13%  


September 22, 2008:
"Winter is coming! Where do you run during the winter months?"
1.   Outdoors  40%  
2.   Indoor track  26%  
3.   Treadmill  33% 


September 15, 2008:
"In the past 20 years the men's marathon best time has progressed from 2:06:05 to Haile Gebrselassie's 2007 mark of 2:04:26. What do you think the men's best time will get under over the next 20 years?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Sub 2:04  5%  
2.   Sub 2:03  16%  
3.   Sub 2:02  42%  
4.   Sub 2:01  5%  
5.   Sub 2:00 !!  32% 


September 8, 2008:
Will Usain Bolt run sub 9:50 for the 100m?
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  70%  
2.   No  30%  
3.   Don't care  0%  


September 1, 2008:
"Whose Olympic performance(s) was/were the most impressive?
1.   Usain Bolt, men's sprints  14%  
2.   Kenenisa Bekele, 5/10K  9%  
3.   Tirunesh Dibaba, 5/10K  36%  
4.   Sammy Wanjiru, men's marathon  32%  
5.   Other  9%  


August 25, 2008:
"Has your involvement in sport affected your relationship with your "significant other"?
Answers Percent  
1.   Not in a relationship  5%  
2.   Helped it  40%  
3.   Hurt it  40%  
4.   No effect  15%  
5.   Other  0% 


August 18, 2008:
"Which of the following sports are you following in the Olympics?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Athletics (Track & Field)  31%  
2.   Cycling  21%  
3.   Swimming  25%  
4.   Triathlon  23% 
5.   Other 0%


August 11, 2008:
What is an acceptable level of the use of drugs in sports?
Answers Percent 
1.   There is no acceptable level  95%  
2.   <10%  5%  
3.   10 to 30%  0%  
4.   31 to 50%  0%  
5.   51 to 70%  0%  
6.   71 to 90%  0%  
7.   100%  0% 


August 4, 2008:
Who will win the men's 100M at the Beijing Olympics?
Answers Percent  
1. Usain Bolt 20% 
2. Walter Dix 5% 
3. Tyson Gay 35% 
4. Francis Obikwelu 20% 
5. Asafa Powell 20% 
6. Other 0%


July 28, 2008:
"Which of the following workouts do you incorporate into your training on a regular basis?
Answers Percent  
1.   Long Runs  21%  
2.   Tempo Runs  15%  
3.   Hill Training  14%  
4.   Pace Intervals  15%  
5.   Speed Intervals  14%  
6.   Running Drills  11%  
7.   Pilates, Yoga, etc.  10%  
8.   Other  1%


July 21, 2008:
"Are you following the Tour de France?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Yes  82%  
2.   No  18% 


July 14, 2008:
Paula Radcliffe is recovering from a stress fracture but stills hopes to run the Beijing Olympic Marathon. How will she do?
1.   Top 3  45%  
2.   Top 10  10%  
3.   Top 20  20%  
4.   Will start but not finish  5%  
5.   Will not start  20%  


July 7, 2008:
Should an Olympic athlete be banned for life after their first doping offense?
1.   Yes  75%  
2.   No  25%  


June 30, 2008:
"Which of the following services do you use on a regular basis?
Answers Percent 
1.   A.R.T. Therapist  16%  
2.   Chiropractor  10%  
3.   Massage  20%  
4.   Physio  16%  
5.   Podiatrist  10%  
6.   Sports doctor  15%  
7.   Sports psychologist  12%  
8.   Other (email:polls2008@emailias.com)  0%  


June 23, 2008:
Vote for the world's greatest athlete.
1.   Baseball player  7%  
2.   Basketball player  0%  
3.   Decathlete/Pentathlete  54%  
4.   Football Player  0%  
5.   Hockey player  4%  
6.   Marathoner  4%  
7.   Triathlete  25%  
8.   Other (email:polls2008@emailias.com  7% 


June 16, 2008:
"Should Olympic team athletes be selected on the basis of one "trials" competition or on overall performance over the year leading up to the Games?"
Answers Percent 
1.   One trials competition  58%  
2.   Overall performance  42%  
3.   Other (email polls2008@emailias.com)  0%  
4.   No opinion, don't care  0%  


June 9, 2008:
"Do you agree with the IAAF's decision to allow Oscar Pistorius ("The Blade Runner") to compete in IAAF competitions against able-bodied athletes?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Yes  40%  
2.   No  48%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  12%  


June 2, 2008:
"Did you run at this year's Ottawa Race Weekend?"
Answers Percent 
1. 2K 0% 
2. 5K 11% 
3. 10K 5% 
4. Half-Marathon 16% 
5. Marathon 11% 
6. Did not run 58% 


May 26, 2008:
"Did you run at this year's Ottawa Race Weekend?"
Answers Percent 
1.   2K  0%  
2.   5K  11%  
3.   10K  5%  
4.   Half-Marathon  16%  
5.   Marathon  11%  
6.   Did not run  58%  


May 26, 2008: Do you support the use of time standards (such as Boston has) for entry into marathons?" Answers Percent 1. Yes 81% 2. No 15% 3. Don't care 4%

May 19, 2008:
"What is your preferred post-race or post-workout beverage?"
1.   Sports drink  39%  
2.   Water  19%  
3.   Chocolate milk  29%  
4.   Soft drink  3%  
5.   Beer  6%  
6.   Other (email: polls2008@emailias.com)  3%  


May 12, 2008:
Which of the following magazines do you read?" 
Answers Percent 
1. Runner's World 20% 
2. Running Times 19% 
3. Track and Field News 6% 
4. Inside Triathlon 7% 
5. Triathlete 8% 
6. Canadian Running 14% 
7. iRun 11% 
8. Triathlon Magazine Canada 9% 
9. 220 Magazine 6% 
10. Other  


May 5, 2008:
"Do you support the setting aside of race entries for charity organizations at the expense of serious runners?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Yes  18%  
2.   No  82%  


April 28, 2008:
Did you watch the Boston Marathon? 
Answers Percent  
1.   In person  8%  
2.   On TV  12%  
3.   On WCSN (webcast)  40%  
4.   No, I ran it  8%  
5.   No  32%  


April 21, 2008:
"What is the highest mileage you have run in one week this year?"
Answers Percent  
1.   100 miles or more (160km+)  9%  
2.   60 - 100 (100 - 160)  12%  
3.   40 - 60 (64 - 100)  47%  
4.   20 - 40 (32 - 64)  15%  
5.   < 20 (<32)  18% 


April 14, 2008:
"Have you ever run the Boston Marathon?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Yes  61%  
2.   No, but I am running it this year  3%  
3.   No  35%  


April 7, 2008:
Would you support a boycott of the Beijing Olympics? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  55%  
2.   No  45%  


March 31, 2008:
"What is the longest road race or triathlon you will do this year?"
Answers Percent 
Answers Percent  
1.   5,000m  10%  
2.   10,000m  3%  
3.   20k or Half-marathon  16%  
4.   Marathon  26%  
5.   Ultra  10%  
6.   Sprint triathlon  3%  
7.   Olympic distance triathlon  3%  
8.   Half-ironman triathlon  6%  
9.   Ironman triathlon  6%  
10.   None of the above  16%  


March 17-24, 2008:
"Have you watched a sporting event via the internet on WCSN.com?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Yes  50%  
2.   No, but plan to  25%  
3.   No  25%  


March 10, 2008:
"Do you support women's only road races?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  74%  
2.   No  16%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  10%  


March 3, 2008:
"Which best describes your athletic endeavours?
Answers Percent  
1.   Fitness Runner  8%  
2.   Fitness Multisport Athlete  35%  
3.   Recreationally Competitive Runner  12%  
4.   Recreationally Competitive Multisport Athlete  19%  
5.   Serious Competitive Runner  12%  
6.   Serious Competitive Multisport Athlete  15%  


February 25, 2008:
"How long should the ban be for a first-time drug offense in athletics?"
Answers Percent
1. 2 years 0%
2. 4 years 14%
3. 6 years 0%
4. 8 years 0%
5. Life 86%


February 18, 2008:
How do you plan to follow the Olympic Games in Beijing, China?
Answers Percent  
1.   In person  2%  
2.   Television  37%  
3.   Internet  34%  
4.   Print Media  27%  


February 11, 2008:
"Does the fact that an event supports a charity have any impact on your decision to enter the event?"
Answers Percent  
1.   More likely  19%  
2.   Less likely  41%  
3.   No difference  41%  


February 4, 2008:
"Should the Boston Marathon have qualifying times at distances other than the marathon, for example, 30K
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  39%  
2.   No  52%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  9%  


January 2, 2008:
"How would you label yourself as an athlete?
Answers Percent  
1.   Runner  55%  
2.   Duathlete  3%  
3.   Triathlete  14%  
4.   Multi-sport athlete  17%  
5.   Cyclist  10%  
6.   Other  0%  


January 9-23, 2008:
"What will your first competition of 2008 be?
Answers Percent  
1.   Marathon  7%  
2.   5/10K road race  41%  
3.   Half-Marathon  17%  
4.   Track race  8%  
5.   Triathlon  10%  
6.   Half-Ironman  3%  
7.   Ironman  1%  
8.   Other  13%  


December 21, 2007:
"Do you plan to work out on Christmas Day and New Year's Day?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Christmas  2%  
2.   New Years  17%  
3.   Christmas and New Year's  78%  
4.   No  2%  


December 14, 2007:
"How many miles will you have run in this year by the end of December?"Answers Percent
Answers Percent  
1.   < 1000  30%  
2.   1001 - 1500  24%  
3.   1501 - 2000  33%  
4.   2001 - 2500  6%  
5.   2501 - 3000  3%  
6.   3001 - 3500  0%  
7.   3501 - 4000  0%  
8.   4001 - 4500  0%  
9.   4501 - 5000  0%  
10.   > 5001  3%  


December 7, 2007:
"Which of the following is the toughest endurance event?
Answers Percent  
1.   Badwater Ultramarathon  16%  
2.   Ironman Hawaii  16%  
3.   Olympic Marathon  3%  
4.   Olympic Triathlon  0%  
5.   Tour de France  66% 


December 3, 2007:
"Will Paula Radcliffe win the women's Olympic Marathon in Beijing?"
Answers Percent
1. Yes 62%
2. No 27%
3. No opinion 12%

November 26, 2007:
Ergogenic aids are substances or devices that enhance energy production, use or recovery and provide athletes with a competitive advantage. Do you take use any?"
Answers Percent
1. Yes 53%
2. No 47%

November 19, 2007:
Have the recent deaths in several marathons affected your plans to run a marathon?
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  23%  
2.   No  63%  
3.   Was not planning to run one  14%  


November 12, 2007:
"Which of the following sports drinks have you tried?
Answers Percent  
1.   Accelerade  15%  
2.   All Sports  2%  
3.   Cytomax  8%  
4.   Endurox  10%  
5.   Gatorade  24%  
6.   GU  7%  
7.   Powerade  17%  
8.   Powerbar  5%  
9.   Ultima  6%  
10.   Other   7%  


November 5, 2007:
Which of the following factors have played a significant role in your success (or lack thereof) as an athlete?
Answers Percent  
1.   Coaching  22%  
2.   Family  16%  
3.   Friends  10%  
4.   Finances  11%  
5.   Genetics  18%  
6.   Opportunity  12%  
7.   Other (email:polls2007@emailias.com)  11%  


October 29, 2007:
"Would you support performance entry standards for all runners in the marathon?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Yes  80%  
2.   No  20% 


October 22, 2007:
"Should the US Olympic Marathon Trials be held as part of an existing marathon or as separate events?
Answers Percent 
1.   Part of exisitng marathon  32%  
2.   Separate event  50%  
3.   Does not matter  18% 


October 15, 2007:
"Should organizers have cancelled the Chicago Marathon BEFORE it started?""
Answers Percent 
1.   Yes  41%  
2.   No  59%  


October 8, 2007:
"Marion Jones has admitted to drug use in her court testimony; should she be stripped of her Olympic medals?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Yes  85%  
2.   No  15%  


October 1, 2007:
Which of the following marathons have you run?"
Answers Percent 
1. Boston 23% 
2. Chicago 7% 
3. Honolulu 18% 
4. London 2% 
5. Los Angeles 2% 
6. Marine Corps 4% 
7. New York 5% 
8. Ottawa 27% 
9. Other 13% 


September 24, 2007:
What is your serum ferritin value?
Answers Percent  
1.   < 10 ng/ml  4%  
2.   10 - 19  0%  
3.   20 - 29  8%  
4.   30 - 39  0%  
5.   40 - 49  8%  
6.   50+  0%  
7.   Don't know  24%  
8.   What is serum ferritin?  56%  


September 17, 2007:
"What is your coaching situation?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Self-coached  78%  
2.   Club coach  11%  
3.   Internet  6%  
4.   Other  6%  


September 10, 2007:
"If you could get guaranteed entry into ONE of the following marathons, which one would you pick?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Boston  31%  
2.   Chicago  0%  
3.   London  50%  
4.   New York  19% 


September 3, 2007:
"How many positive drugs tests will be revealed after the World Athletics Championships in Osaka, Japan?"
Answers Percent 
1.   One  0%  
2.   Two  6%  
3.   Three  61%  
4.   Four  22%  
5.   Five  0%  
6.   More than five  11%  


August 27, 2007:
"At what age bracket did you start running?"
Answers Percent 
1.   < 12  0%  
2.   13 - 16  24%  
3.   17 - 19  15%  
4.   20 - 29  32%  
5.   30 - 39  18%  
6.   40 -49  9%  
7.   50 -59  3%  
8.   60 -69  0%  
9.   70+  0%  


August 20, 2007:
"What is your level of interest in the World Athletics Championships in Osaka, Japan August 25 - September 2, 2007?"
Answers Percent  
1.   High  59%  
2.   Moderate  23%  
3.   Low  13%  
4.   No interest  5%  


August 13, 2007:
"How do you intend to follow the Beijing Olympics?""
Answers Percent 
2.   Television  41%  
3.   Print media  25%  
4.   Internet  34% 


August 6, 2007:
"Have you paid or would you pay to watch a webcast of a sporting event?"
Answers Percent 
1. Yes 59% 
2. No 41% 


July 30, 2007:
"Which of the following events have you completed?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Marathon  16%  
2.   Half-Marathon  19%  
3.   5/10K running road race  21%  
4.   Ironman triathlon  3%  
5.   Olympic distance triathlon  8%  
6.   Sprint triathlon  15%  
7.   Duathlon  12%  
8.   Cycling road race  5%  


July 23, 2007:
"What percentage of riders in the Tour de France do you believe are drug free?"
Answers Percent 
1. 100% 4% 
2. 80 -99% 12% 
3. 60-79% 4% 
4. 40-59% 4% 
5. 20-39% 19% 
6. <20% 58% 


July 16, 2007:
"Do you agree with the USATF's Rule 144.3b, which prohibits the use of portable electronic devices by participants competing in long-distance road races?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  69%  
2.   No  22%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  9%  


July 9, 2007:
"Which sport(s) has the highest prevalence of drug use?"
Answers Percent 
1. Athletics 7% 
2. Cycling 22% 
3. Swimming 1% 
4. Triathlon 2% 
5. Baseball 16% 
6. Basketball 11% 
7. Football 19% 
8. Hockey 12% 
9. Soccer 10% 


July 2, 2007:
No poll this week.

June 25, 2007:
What is the highest entry fee you have paid to enter an event?
1.   <$30  7%  
2.   $30 - $49  2%  
3.   $50 - $69  13%  
4.   $70 - $89  7%  
5.   $90 - $99  9%  
6.   $100 - $149  27%  
7.   $150 - $199  7%  
8.   $200 - $299  2%  
9.   $300 - $399  4%  
10.   $400 or higher!  23%  


June 18, 2007:
What is your favourite race distance?
 Answers Percent 
1. Mile/1500M 9% 
2. 5,000m 21% 
3. 10,000m 9% 
4. 20k/Half-marathon 29% 
5. 30k 0% 
6. Marathon 24% 
7. Other (email:polls@emailias.com) 9% 


June 11, 2007:
Will you follow the Tour de France this year?
	Answers Percent 
1. Yes 85% 
2. No 15% 


June 4, 2007:
"Have the ongoing doping admissions in cycling turned you off the sport?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Totally  13%  
2.   Partially  56%  
3.   No  25%  
4.   Don't care  6%  


May 28, 2007:
"Do you run with an iPod?
Answers Percent 
1. In training 29% 
2. In races 10% 
3. In warm-ups and cool-downs 3% 
4. No 58% 


May 21, 2007:
"What is the longest period you have been unable to run as a result of an injury or illness?"
Answers Percent  
1.   One week  0%  
2.   Two weeks  16%  
3.   Three weeks  11%  
4.   One month  5%  
5.   Two months  0%  
6.   Three Months  5%  
7.   Four months  0%  
8.   Five months  0%  
9.   Six months or more  63%  


May 14, 2007:
Do you keep a training diary?
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes, training notebook  23%  
2.   Yes, notebook  37%  
3.   Yes, calendar  9%  
4.   Yes, online log  9%  
5.   No  21%  


May 7, 2007:
"Should the use of "rabbits" at major marathons be eliminated, as the New York
City Marathon has done?"
Answers Percent
1. Yes 68%
2. No 27%
3. No opinion, don't care 5%


April 30, 2007:
"Which of the following shoe brands do you use? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Asics  18%  
2.   adidas  9%  
3.   Brooks  8%  
4.   Fila  0%  
5.   Mizuno  7%  
6.   New Balance  21%  
7.   Nike  20%  
8.   Puma  4%  
9.   Reebok  1%  
10.   Saucony  12%  


April 23, 2007:
"Did you run or watch the Boston Marathon?""
Answers Percent 
1.   Ran it  15%  
2.   Watched it in person  0%  
3.   Watched it on TV  62%  
4.   No interest in it  23%  


April 16, 2007:
"Do you agree with the earlier start times for the Boston Marathon?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Yes  42%  
2.   No, they should be earlier  31%  
3.   No, they should have remained as they were  19%  
4.   No opinion, don't care  8% 


April 9, 2007:
"What do you think of Boston's qualifying standards?"
Answers Percent 
1.   They're perfect  23%  
2.   Too tough  12%  
3.   Too easy  58%  
4.   I don't believe in qualifying standards  8% 


April 2, 2007:
How many miles per week did you average prior to your last marathon? 
Answers Percent  
1.   0 - 39  39%  
2.   40 - 49  17%  
3.   50 - 59  17%  
4.   60 - 69  11%  
5.   70 +  17%  
6.   Have not run a marathon  0%  


March 26, 2007:
What is the longest distance you've raced in the past year? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Mile  3%  
2.   5000M  9%  
3.   10K  6%  
4.   20K  26%  
5.   Marathon  14%  
6.   Ultra  3%  
7.   Sprint Triathlon  0%  
8.   Olympic Distance Triathlon  6%  
9.   Ironman  17%  
10.   Did not race  17%  


March 19, 2007:
"Which is the top U.S. marathon?"
Answers Percent 
1. Boston 47% 
2. Chicago 20% 
3. Los Angeles 3% 
4. Marine Corps 3% 
5. New York 27% 
6. Other - email: 0% 


March 12, 2007:
"Which of the following magazines do you read on a regular basis?
Answers Percent  
1.   Runner's World  32%  
2.   Running Times  18%  
3.   Triathlete Magazine  20%  
4.   InsideTri  14%  
5.   Competitor  2%  
6.   Sports Illustrated  14%  


March 5, 2007:
"What effect will the acquisition of Running Times by Rodale (publisher of Runner's World) have on the sport of running?"
Answers Percent 
1.   Negative  68%  
2.   No impact  32%  
3.   Positive  0%  


February 26, 2007:
"Have you run in any of the events in Ottawa Race Weekend?"
Answers Percent 
1. Yes 48% 
2. No, but I plan to 5% 
3. No, no plans to 48% 


February 19, 2007:
"Have you run the Boston Marathon?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  49%  
2.   No, but I plan to  20%  
3.   No, no plans to  31%  


February 12, 2007:
What is your favourite season for running?
Answers Percent  
1.   Winter  5%  
2.   Spring  17%  
3.   Summer  14%  
4.   Fall  64%  


February 5, 2007:
"Do you support the lottery system for entry into races such as Ironman Hawaii, the New York and London Marathons?"
Answers Percent
1.   Yes  29%
2.   No  71%


January 29, 2007:
Have you considered moderating your exercise routine as a result of the recent news headline - "Athletes' heart condition linked to exercise-induced damage"? [Read the story at: http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/22012007/3/athletes-heart-condition-linked-exercise-induced-damage-study.html]
Answers Percent 
1. Yes 30% 
2. No 70% 


January 22, 2007:
How frequently do you visit the Runner's Web? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Multiple times per day  19%  
2.   Daily  37%  
3.   Multiple times per week  19%  
4.   Weekly  7%  
5.   Multiple times per month  7%  
6.   Monthly  4%  
7.   First time  7%  


January 15, 2007:
What should be the waiting period before an athlete is allowed to compete for a country other than the one of which he was originally a citizen?
Answers Percent  
1.   No waiting period  17%  
2.   The next Olympics  11%  
3.   He/she must sit out one Olympics  11%  
4.   12 years or more  61%  


January 8, 2007:
"In which of the following distances will we see a new men's world record in 2007? (current records in brackets)"
Answers Percent  
1.   1500M/Mile (3:26:00/3:43:13)  9%  
2.   3000M SC (7:53.63)  29%  
3.   5,000M (12:37.35)  9%  
4.   10,000M (26:17.53)  9%  
5.   Half-Marathon (58:55)  11%  
6.   Marathon (2:04:55)  34%  


January 1, 2007:
During the winter months where do you run?
Answers Percent  
1.   Roads  33%  
2.   Trails  16%  
3.   Cross-country  5%  
4.   Outdoor track  4%  
5.   Indoor track  8%  
6.   Treadmill  33%  


December 25, 2006:
"Which of the following events do you plan to do in 2007?
Answers Percent  
1.   Track Race  5%  
2.   5/1-K road race  25%  
3.   Half-Marathon  24%  
4.   Marathon  19%  
5.   Olympic triathlon  4%  
6.   Ironman  3%  
7.   Duathlon  6%  
8.   Ultra  4%  
9.   Adventure race  0%  
10.   None of the above  9%  


December 18, 2006:
"Do you plan to train on Christmas Day?"
Answers Percent  	
1.   Yes  75%  
2.   No  25%  


December 11, 2006:
 "Do you agree with the practice of some major marathons setting aside a large number of registration slots for charity groups?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  6%  
2.   No  89%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  6%  


December 4, 2006:
"What do you believe the weekly mileage should be to safely complete a marathon?"
Answers Percent  
1.   100  6%  
2.   80  2%  
3.   70  28%  
4.   60  17%  
5.   50  11%  
6.   40  17%  
7.   30 or less  19%  


November 27, 2006:
Should more marathons have time standards for entry to protect untrained runners from themselves? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  45%  
2.   No  55%  


November 20, 2006:
"What is your gender and age?"
1.   Female < 20  0%  
2.   Female 20 - 29  0%  
3.   Female 30 - 39  2%  
4.   Female 40 - 49  5%  
5.   Female 50+  5%  
6.   Male < 20  4%  
7.   Male 20 - 29  4%  
8.   Male 30 -39  12%  
9.   Male 40 - 49  19%  
10.   Male 50+  49%  


November 13, 2006:
"What do you do in your off-season? "
Answers Percent  
1.   No training  16%  
2.   Reduced training  34%  
3.   Cross-training  19%  
4.   No off-season  31%  


November 6, 2006:
"Which of the following distances did you race in 2006?"
Answers Percent  
1.   1500M/Mile  3%  
2.   5000M  21%  
3.   10K  26%  
4.   15K  13%  
5.   20K/Half-Marathon  15%  
6.   Marathon  13%  
7.   Ultra  3%  
8.   None of the above  5%  


October 30, 2006:
Which of the "World Marathon Majors" is the top marathon? 
Answers Percent  
1.   Berlin  7%  
2.   Boston  37%  
3.   Chicago  11%  
4.   London  30%  
5.   New York  16%  


October 23, 2006:
What is your level of interest in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii on October 21, 2007?
Answers Percent  
1.   High  43%  
2.   Moderate  14%  
3.   Low  12%  
4.   Nil  31%  


October 16, 2006:
"Are you a member of a running or triathlon club?" 
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  80%  
2.   No  20%  


October 9, 2006:
"What is the highest entry fee you have paid or would pay to compete in a road race or triathlon?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Under $25  16%  
2.   $25 - $34  2%  
3.   $35 - $49  8%  
4.   $50 - $74  16%  
5.   $75 to $99  14%  
6.   $100 to $149  16%  
7.   $150 to $199  4%  
8.   $200 - $299  0%  
9.   $300 plus  25%  


October 2, 2006:
"Winter is coming! Where do you run during the winter months?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Outdoors  53%  
2.   Indoor track  18%  
3.   Treadmill  29%  


September 25, 2006:
Regarding China's record of human rights abuses, what is your opinion regarding a boycott of the Olympics?
Answers Percent  
1.   There should be one  64%  
2.   There will be one  0%  
3.   There should not be one  36%  
4.   No opinion, don't care  0%  


September 18, 2006:
Should altitude tents and similar training aids be banned? 
Answers Percent  
1.   No  55%  
2.   Yes  34%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  10% 


September 11, 2006:
"Will Paula Radcliffe regain her previous form after giving birth?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  82%  
2.   No  18%  


September 4, 2006:
"Which sport has the greater drug problem, athletics or cycling?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Athletics  6%  
2.   Cycling  9%  
3.   They're equally bad  84%  


August 28, 2006:
"What is behind the recent rash of positive drug tests?"
Answers Percent  
1.   More athletes are taking drugs  33%  
2.   The testers are getting smarter  34%  
3.   The drug users are getting dumber  33%  


August 21, 2006:
How should potential Olympic athletes be supported?
Answers Percent  
1.   Government  40%  
2.   Sponsors  27%  
3.   Self-financed  33%  


August 14, 2006:
"Has the threat of terrorism caused you to reconsider flying to competition sites?"
Answers Percent  
1.   No  63%  
2.   Yes  37%  


August 7, 2006:
"Should television be able to dictate the timing of finals in the Beijing Olympics?
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes, the North American TV audience is important  34%  
2.   No, the athletes needs should come first  55%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  11%  


July 31, 2006:
Do you believe Floyd Landis is guilty of doping?
Answers Percent  
1.   Innocent  42%  
2.   Guilty  42%  
3.   Don't care  17% 


July 24, 2006:
"How many miles per week did you average prior to your last marathon?"
Answers Percent  
1.   I have never run a marathon  15%  
2.   100+  0%  
3.   80 - 100  20%  
4.   70 - 79  0%  
5.   60 - 69  8%  
6.   50 - 59  17%  
7.   40 - 49  14%  
8.   < 40  25%  


July 17, 2006:
"What percentage of athletes use doping to enhance their performance?"
Answers Percent  
1.   100%  2%  
2.   75 - 99%  40%  
3.   50 - 74%  13%  
4.   25 - 49%  9%  
5.   10 - 24%  18%  
6.   5 - 9%  11%  
7.   < 5%  7%  


July 10, 2006:
"Which is the most challenging endurance event?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Adventure Race  7%  
2.   Decathlon/Heptathlon  24%  
3.   Ironman Triathlon  19%  
4.   Marathon  13%  
5.   Tour de France  33%  
6.   Ultra-Marathon  4%  


July 3, 2006:
Are you following the Tour de France?  
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Yes  39 78% 
2.   No  11 22% 
Total Votes: 50 


June 26, 2006:
Who will set a new world record in the men's 100M?
Answers Percent  
1.   Asafa Powell  60%  
2.   Justin Gatlin  23%  
3.   Other  17%  


June 19, 2006:
	"Which of the following events have you done or will you do in 2006?"
1.   Adventure Racing  1%  
2.   Bike Road Racing  6%  
3.   Duathlon  7%  
4.   Ironman Triathlon  9%  
5.   Marathon  32%  
6.   Mountain Bike Racing  0%  
7.   Olympic Distance Triathlon  7%  
8.   Running Road Racing (5K - 30K)  38% 


June 12, 2006:
"Which event did run/walk in this year's Ottawa Race Weekend?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   2K  0 0% 
2.   5K  2 6% 
3.   10K  1 3% 
4.   Half-marathon  4 11% 
5.   Marathon  10 29% 
6.   Have competed in the past but not this year  13 37% 
7.   Have never competed  5 14% 
Total Votes: 35 


June 5, 2006:
"Should there be temperature restrictions for long distance events such as the marathon and Ironman triathlon?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Yes  23 38% 
2.   No  35 58% 
3.   No opinion, don't care  2 3% 
 Total Votes: 60 


May 28, 2006:
"Should charities get guaranteed entries into marathons which have an entry limit?"
Answers Percent  
1.   Yes  13%  
2.   No  81%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  6%  


May 19, 2006:
"Should the use of altitude tents - which are used to boost an athlete's red blood cell count - be banned?"
Results at publication time: 
Not available


May 12, 2006:
"What should the cut-off time be for marathons?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   3 hours  16 13%  
2.   3 Hours 30 minutes  4 3%  
3.   4 hours  6 5%  
4.   4 hours 30 minutes  7 6%  
5.   5 hours  33 26%  
6.   5 hours 30 minutes  8 6%  
7.   6 hours  21 17%  
8.   6 hours 30 minutes  1 1%  
9.   7 hours  12 10%  
10.   As long as the LAST finisher  17 14%  
 Total Votes: 125 


May 5, 2006:
"What attracts you to a road race or triathlon?"
Results at publication time: 
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Prize money  17 8%  
2.   Size of field  27 12%  
3.   T-shirts  27 12%  
4.   Post event buffet  29 13%  
5.   Proximity to residence  40 18%  
6.   Vacation destination  18 8%  
7.   Race course  32 14%  
8.   Event distance  34 15%  
 Total Votes: 224 


April 28, 2006:
"Deena Kastor set a new American record of 2 hours 19 minutes 36 in winning the recent London Marathon. She was assisted by two male pacers one of which was her training partner despite the fact that the race was supposed to be a "women's race". Should pacers be allowed?"
Results at publication time: 
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   No  56 70%  
2.   Yes  22 28%  
3.   No opinion  2 3%  
 Total Votes: 80 


April 21, 2006:
Lance Armstrong has announced that he is running the NYC Marathon. What time will he run?
Results at publication time: 
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Sub 2:20  8 6%  
2.   2:20 - 2:29:59  17 14%  
3.   2:30 - 2:39:59  19 15%  
4.   2:40 - 2:49:59  27 22%  
5.   2:50 - 2:59:59  28 22%  
6.   3:00 - 3:09:59  9 7%  
7.   3:10 - 3:19:59  3 2%  
8.   3:30 - 3:29:59  4 3%  
9.   Over 3:30  10 8%  
Total Votes: 125 


April 14, 2006:
"Which marathon, Boston or London (England), has more stature in the running community?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Boston  30 58%  
2.   London  17 33%  
3.   They are equal  3 6%  
4.   No opinion  2 4%  
Total Votes: 52 


April 7, 2006:
"Which race entry methods do you use?"
Results at publication time: 
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   Postal  27 26%
2.   Online  46 45%
3.   In person  30 29%
Total Votes: 103


March 31, 2006:
"Which of the following workouts do you incorporate into your training on a regular basis?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Long runs  48 20%  
2.   Tempo runs  34 14%  
3.   Hill training  34 14%  
4.   Pace intervals  24 10%  
5.   Speed intervals  29 12%  
6.   Running drills  15 6%  
7.   Pilates, yoga, etc.  28 12%  
8.   Other  24 10%  
 Total Votes: 236 


March 24, 2006:
"If you are unable to run, what do you do?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Cycle  55 27%  
2.   Pool run  20 10%  
3.   Swim  29 14%  
4.   Row  10 5%  
5.   Use elliptical trainer  16 8%  
6.   XC-ski  22 11%  
7.   Other  16 8%  
8.   Watch TV  35 17%  
Total Votes: 203 
	


March 17, 2006:
"How days per week do you run?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   One (1)  3 3%  
2.   Two (2)  7 7%  
3.   Three (3)  13 12%  
4.   Four(4)  19 18%  
5.   Five (5)  32 30%  
6.   Six (6)  21 20%  
7.   Seven (7)  11 10%  
Total Votes: 106 


March 10, 2006:
"In which of the following competitions are you interested?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   IAAF World Indoor Championships - Moscow, Russia  25 20%  
2.   NCAA I Indoor Championships - Fayetteville, AR  18 15%  
3.   Commonwealth Games - Melbourne, AUS  39 32%  
4.   World Cross Country Championships - Fukuoka, JAP  40 33%  
Total Votes: 122 


March 3, 2006:
"Which of the following changes to triathlon and duathlon do you support?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Allow drafting  24 16%  
2.   Allow fixed times for transitions and do not count it  32 22%  
3.   Change the swim/cycle/run distances to equal duration  40 27%  
4.   Make the duathlon a run/cycle instead of run/cycle/run  26 18%  
5.   None of the above  25 17%  
 Total Votes: 147 



February 24, 2006:
No poll this week

February 17, 2006:
"Which of the following injuries (conditions) have you had:
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Patellofemoral Syndrome  42 14%  
2.   Pulled Hamstring  26 8%  
3.   Iliotibial Band Syndrome  45 15%  
4.   Shin Splints  41 13%  
5.   Stress Fractures  27 9%  
6.   Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome  25 8%  
7.   Achilles Tendonitis  31 10%  
8.   Plantar Fasciitis  29 9%  
9.   Hip Bursitis  31 10%  
10.   Mononucleosis  12 4%  
 Total Votes: 309 


February 10, 2006:
Should women's road race records("best times") be allowed to be established in mixed (men and women) races?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Yes  32 60%  
2.   No, women only races  21 40%  
Total Votes: 53 


February 3, 2006:
"Do you support Women's Only races?"
Answers Votes Percent
1.   Female - Yes  23 27% 
2.   Female - No  19 22%
3.   Male - Yes  29 34%
4.   Male - No  14 16%
Total Votes: 85


January 27, 2006:
"What is your favourite post-race activity?"
Answers Votes Percent
1.   Massage  26 21%  
2.   Ice bath  8 6%  
3.   Swimming  8 6%  
4.   Walking  21 17%  
5.   Drinking a beer  24 19%  
6.   Chilling out  23 18%  
7.   Other  16 13%  
Total Votes: 126 


January 20, 2006:
"Do you listen to an MP3 player (or equivalent) when working out?"
Answers Votes Percent
1.   In the gym  19 13%  
2.   On the treadmill  28 20%  
3.   Cycling indoors  26 18%  
4.   Running outdoors  31 22%  
5.   Cycling outdoors  9 6%  
6.   None of the above  29 20%  
Total Votes: 142 


January 13, 2006:
"How much money did you spend on your sport in 2005, including gear, entry fees, travel, memberships, etc.?"
Answers Votes Percent
1.   < $500  19 23%  
2.   $500 - $999  13 16%  
3.   $1,000 - $1,999  12 15%  
4.   $2,000 - $2,999  13 16%  
5.   $3,000 - $3,999  3 4%  
6.   $4,000 - $4,999  6 7%  
7.   $5,000 - $5,999  4 5%  
8.   $6,000 - $ 6,999  2 2%  
9.   $7,000 - $9,999  2 2%  
10.   $10,000+  7 9%  
 Total Votes: 81 


January 6, 2006:
"How much money did you spend on your sport in 2005, including gear, entry fees, travel, memberships, etc.?"
Answers Votes Percent
1.   < $500  19 23%  
2.   $500 - $999  13 16%  
3.   $1,000 - $1,999  12 15%  
4.   $2,000 - $2,999  13 16%  
5.   $3,000 - $3,999  3 4%  
6.   $4,000 - $4,999  6 7%  
7.   $5,000 - $5,999  4 5%  
8.   $6,000 - $ 6,999  2 2%  
9.   $7,000 - $9,999  2 2%  
10.   $10,000+  7 9%  
Total Votes: 81 


December 30, 2005:
"Does prize money enhance a race?"
Answers Votes Percent
1.   Yes  40 53%  
2.   No  36 47%  
 Total Votes: 76 

December 23, 2005:
"Which aspects of race organization are important to you?"
The results at publication time:
Answers Votes Percent
1.   Certified course  27 12%  
2.   Accurate timing  31 14%  
3.   Traffic-free course  41 18%  
4.   Aid stations  24 11%  
5.   T-shirts  24 11%  
6.   Finisher medals  22 10%  
7.   Prize money  8 4%  
8.   Medical services  14 6%  
9.   Large field  7 3%  
10.   Other  26 12%  
Total Votes: 224 

December 16, 2005:
"Do you work out on Christmas Day?"
The results at publication time:
Answers Votes Percent
1. Yes 54 73%
2. No 20 27%
Total Votes: 74

December 9, 2005:
"Which of the following events are you planning for 2006:
5/10K races
Half-marathon
Marathon
Ultra
Ironman
Olympic distance triathlon
Sprint triathlon
Adventure race
Cycle race?"
The results at publication time:
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   5/10K races  60 21%  
2.   Half-marathon  53 18%  
3.   Marathon  43 15%  
4.   Ultra  19 7%  
5.   Ironman  33 11%  
6.   Olympic distance triathlon  29 10%  
7.   Sprint triathlon  23 8%  
8.   Adventure race  11 4%  
9.   Cycle race  16 6%  
Total Votes: 287 

December 2, 2005:
Could Lance Armstrong win the Ironman?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Yes  63 61%  
2.   No  36 35%  
3.   No opinion  4 4%  
Total Votes: 103 

November 25, 2005:
"What is/are your favourite medium(s) for getting the latest news on athletics and multisport?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Internet  49 56%  
2.   Television  8 9%  
3.   Radio  6 7%  
4.   Newspapers  7 8%  
5.   Magazines  17 20%  
6.   Other  0 0%  
Total Votes: 87 

November 18, 2005:
"On which of the continents have you run?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Africa  12 9%  
2.   Antarctica  1 1%  
3.   Asia  16 12%  
4.   Australia  14 11%  
5.   Europe  31 24%  
6.   North America  48 37%  
7.   South America  7 5%  
Total Votes: 129 

November 11, 2005:
A number of charity "runners" were found to have taken some shortcuts in the Marine Corps Marathon. What would be a suitable punishment?
1.   The runners should be banned from future MCMs  15 19%  
2.   The runners should be banned from all running events  10 12%  
3.   The association should be banned from future MCMs  14 17%  
4.   The association should be banned from all running events  35 43%  
5.   They have suffered enough embarrassment  7 9%  
Total Votes: 81 

November 4, 2005:
"Olympic team selection in athletics and the triathlon should be based on what criteria"
1.   One competition (Trials)  31 53%  
2.   Best result over multiple competitions  13 22%  
3.   Average result over multiple competitions  12 20%  
4.   Ranking over the previous year  3 5%  
Total Votes: 59 

October 28, 2005:
"Winter is coming! Where do you run during the winter months?"
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   Cross country  9 9%  
2.   Roads  48 50%  
3.   Outdoor track  1 1%  
4.   Indoor track  14 15%  
5.   Treadmill  24 25%  
Total Votes: 96  

October 21, 2005:
" Paul Tergat set the current world marathon "best" (as of October 14, 2005) of 2:04:55 in the Berlin Marathon in 2003. When will the 2:04 mark be broken?"
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   This year  3 7%  
2.   2006  13 30%  
3.   2007  4 9%  
4.   2008  3 7%  
5.   2009  4 9%  
6.   2010+  6 14%  
7.   Never  11 25%  
Total Votes: 44   

October 14, 2005:
"Should there be an age restriction for the marathon?"
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   No restriction  15 22%  
2.   12+  1 1%  
3.   14+  0 0%  
4.   16+  23 34%  
5.   18+  16 24%  
6.   21+  13 19%  
 Total Votes: 68 

October 7, 2005:
"What is your favourite running workout?"
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   Drills  3 4%  
2.   Fartlek  2 3%  
3.   Hills  10 13%  
4.   Intervals  23 30%  
5.   Long run  27 36%  
6.   Tempo  8 11%  
7.   Time trial  3 4%  
Total Votes: 76 

September 30, 2005:
"What is your favourite running workout?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Drills  3 4%  
2.   Fartlek  2 3%  
3.   Hills  10 13%  
4.   Intervals  23 30%  
5.   Long run  27 36%  
6.   Tempo  8 11%  
7.   Time trial  3 4%  
Total Votes: 76 

September 23, 2005:
"In which of the following events have you competed?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   100M  23 6%  
2.   Mile/1500M  43 10%  
3.   5,000M  75 18%  
4.   10,000M  80 19%  
5.   Marathon  73 17%  
6.   Sprint triathlon  43 10%  
7.   Olympic distance triathlon  27 6%  
8.   Ironman  12 3%  
9.   Off-road triathlon  2 0%  
10.   Duathlon  40 10%  
Total Votes: 418 

September 16, 2005:
"A "real marathoner" is someone who completes the 42.195 Km distance in?"
1.   Any time  41 29%  
2.   Sub 5:00  4 3%  
3.   Sub 4:30  3 2%  
4.   Sub 4:00  18 13%  
5.   Sub 3:30  15 11%  
6.   Sub 3:00  50 35%  
7.   Sub 2:30  8 6%  
8.   Sub 2:15  2 1%  
Total Votes: 141 

September 9, 2005:
"When you are unable to run, what do you do for exercise?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Cross-country ski  7 7%
2.   Cycle  45 45%
3.   Pilates or yoga  1 1%
4.   Pool run  7 7%
5.   Stairmaster or elliptical trainer  15 15%
6.   Swim  15 15%
7.   Other  10 10%
 Total Votes: 100

September 2, 2005:
"Which of the following marathons gives the winner the most significant status?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Olympic Games  27 32%  
2.   World Championships  2 2%  
3.   Amsterdam  1 1%  
4.   Berlin  2 2%  
5.   Boston  21 25%  
6.   Chicago  2 2%  
7.   Fukuoka, Japan  0 0%  
8.   London, England  24 28%  
9.   New York  6 7%  
10.   Rotterdam  0 0%  
 Total Votes: 85 

August 26, 2005:
"Do you believe Lance Armstrong is guilty of using EPO in the 1999 Tour de France?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   No  52 58%  
2.   Yes  29 32%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  9 10%  
Total Votes: 90 

August 19, 2005:
The most outstanding performance(s) in the recent World Athletics Championships was/were:?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Justin Gatlin's 100M/200M double  13 8%  
2.   Rashid Ramzi's 1,500M/800M double  19 12%  
3.   Craig Mottram's bronze medal in the 5,000M  16 10%  
4.   Carolina Kluft's Heptathlon Gold  13 8%  
5.   Ethiopia's 1-2-3-4 sweep in the women's 5,000M  15 9%  
6.   Paula Radcliffe's Marathon Gold  36 22%  
7.   Bryan Clay's Decathlon Gold  12 7%  
8.   Tirunesh Dibaba's 10,000M/5,000M double  24 15%  
9.   Yelena Isinbayeva's 5.01M world record in the pole vault  12 7%  
10.   Other  1 1%  
 Total Votes: 161 

August 12, 2005:
Which is the hardest running double in athletics?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   100M/200M  3 3%  
2.   200M/400M  2 2%  
3.   400M/800M  9 10%  
4.   800M/1500M  10 12%  
5.   1500M/5,000M  8 9%  
6.   5,000M/10,000M  3 3%  
7.   10,000M/Marathon  51 59%  
Total Votes: 86 

August 5, 2005:
What is your level of interest in the Athletics World Championships being held in Helsinki, Finland from August 6th to 14th?
1.   High  36 55%  
2.   Moderate  16 24%  
3.   Low  7 11%  
4.   No interest  7 11%  
Total Votes: 66 

July 29, 2005:

What is your level of interest in the Athletics World Championships being held in Helsinki, Finland from August 6th to 14th?

1.   No  51 65%
2.   Yes  25 32%
3.   No opinion, don't care  2 3%
Total Votes: 78

July 22, 2005:
"What is your feeling in regards to charity fund raising involvement with a race?"
1.   More likely to run it  21 34%  
2.   Less likely to run it  15 24%  
3.   No effect  26 42%  
Total Votes: 62 

July 15, 2005:
What is your level of interest in this year's Tour de France?
Answers Votes Percent
1. High 51 62%
2. Moderate 19 23%
3. Low 8 10%
4. What's the Tour de France? 4 5%
Total Votes: 82

July 8, 2005:
Do you support the selection as London for the site of the 2012 Olympic Games?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Yes 41 80%
2. No 5 10%
3. No opinion, don't care 5 10%
Total Votes: 51

July 1, 2005:
Which of the following magazines do you read on a regular basis? The results at publication time were: Answers Votes Percent Competitor Magazine 1 1% 2. InsideTri 18 14% 3. Runner's World 48 37% 4. Running Times 28 21% 5. Sports Illustrated 12 9% 6. Triathlete Magazine 24 18% Total Votes: 131

June 24, 2005:
"Which of the following is the biggest doping threat facing sports today?"
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   EPO  9 22%
2.   Genetic Engineering  13 32%
3.   Human Growth Hormone  7 17%
4.   Steroids  12 29%
5.   Other  0 0%
Total Votes: 41

June 17, 2005:
"Do you agree with the decision by the New York City Marathon to award higher prize money to women than to men?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   No  42 58%  
2.   Yes  22 31%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  8 11%  
Total Votes: 72 

June 10, 2005:
 "Which city will win the 2012 Olympic Games?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   London  22 39%  
2.   Madrid  2 4%  
3.   Moscow  0 0%  
4.   New York City  8 14%  
5.   Paris  25 44%  
Total Votes: 57 

June 3, 2005:
Will Marian Jones ever regain her former performance standard?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Yes  3 4%  
2.   No  61 80%  
3.   No opinion  1 1%  
4.   Don't care  11 14%  
Total Votes: 76 

May 27, 2005:
Which of the following is your favourite running (athletics) movie?
1.   Chariots of Fire  26 37%  
2.   Golden Girl  1 1%  
3.   Marathon  1 1%  
4.   On The Edge  0 0%  
5.   Personal Best  2 3%  
6.   Running Brave  3 4%  
7.   See How She Runs  0 0%  
8.   St. Ralph  20 28%  
9.   The Jericho Mile  6 8%  
10.   Have not seen any of the above  12 17%  
Total Votes: 71 

May 20, 2005:
Which of the following US marathoners has had the greatest impact on running in the USA?
1.   Alberto Salazar  9 11%
2.   Bill Rodgers  26 32%
3.   Deena Kastor  5 6%
4.   Frank Shorter  29 36%
5.   Meb Keflezighi  4 5%
6.   Joan Benoit-Samuelson  8 10%
Total Votes: 81

May 13, 2005:
Would you pay $250.00 for the new adidas 1 computerized shoe?
1.   No  74 80%  
2.   Yes  13 14%  
3.   Possibly  5 5%  
Total Votes: 92 

May 6, 2005:
These marathons were rated the top 10 in the world by Runner's World. Which of them belong in your top ten?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Amsterdam  16 6%  
2.   Berlin  19 7%  
3.   Boston  45 17%  
4.   Chicago  29 11%  
5.   Honolulu  20 7%  
6.   London  46 17%  
7.   New York City  43 16%  
8.   Paris  16 6%  
9.   Rotterdam  16 6%  
10.   Stockholm  17 6%  
Total Votes: 267 

April 29, 2005:
No poll this week
April 22, 2005:
Do the shoe companies provide a fair level of support to the sports of track and field, and triathlon?
1.   Yes  19 22%  
2.   No  42 49%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  25 29%  
Total Votes: 86 

April 15, 2005:
"How many years have you been a runner?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes Percent
1.   30+  24 24%  
2.   20 - 29  16 16%  
3.   10 - 19  19 19%  
4.   5 - 9  16 16%  
5.   1 - 4  15 15%  
6.   < 1  3 3%  
7.   I am not a runner  5 5%  
Total Votes: 98 

April 8, 2005:
 "Do you plan on watching OLN's live coverage of the Boston Marathon on April 18th?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Yes  29 64% 
2.   No  16 36% 
Total Votes: 45 

April 1, 2005:
Which of the following have your purchased ONLINE in the past year?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Books, Magazines  20 21%  
2.   Coaching Services  6 6%  
3.   Clothing  18 19%  
4.   Heart Rate Monitor  9 9%  
5.   Running Shoes  20 21%  
6.   Speed/Distance or GPS Watch  7 7%  
7.   Sports Drinks, Bars, Gels, etc.  8 8%  
8.   Sports Watch  8 8%  
Total Votes: 96 

March 25, 2005:
"In which of the following events will you compete this year?"
nswers Votes Percent
1. Adventure Race 5 3%
2. Cycling - Mountain 5 3%
3. Cycling - Road 10 6%
4. Running - Marathon 39 24%
5. Running - Road race 52 33%
6. Running - Track 13 8%
7. Triathlon- Ironman 6 4%
8. Triathlon - Olympic 12 8%
9. Triathlon - Sprint 18 11%
Total Votes: 160

March 18, 2005:
When training for a marathon, how far is your longest run?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   26.2 miles  6 4%  
2.   20 - 26.2 miles  73 53%  
3.   15 - 20 miles  37 27%  
4.   10 - 15 miles  6 4%  
5.   < 10 miles  4 3%  
6.   Don't run marathons  11 8%  
Total Votes: 137 

March 11, 2005:
Will Lance Armstrong win a 7th Tour de France this summer?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Yes  38 44%  
2.   No  36 42%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  12 14%  
Total Votes: 86 

March 4, 2005:
"What is your fastest (all-time) mile performance?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   Sub 4 minutes!  5 3%
2.   4:00 to 4:29  26 17%
3.   4:30 to 4:59  53 35%
4.   5:00 to 5:29  22 15%
5.   5:30 to 5:59  14 9%
6.   6:00 to 6:29  12 8%
7.   6:30 to 6:59  6 4%
8.   7:00 to 7:29  4 3%
9.   7:30 to 7:59  4 3%
10.   8:00 plus  5 3%
Total Votes: 151

February 25, 2005:
"Which of the following technologies have you used?"
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Chronometer  24 24%  
2.   Fitsense  14 14%  
3.   Nike Triax  7 7%  
4.   Timex GPS  7 7%  
5.   Heart Rate Monitor  49 49%  
Total Votes: 101
February 18, 2005:
"Should marathons restrict entry to serious runners by imposing time standards similar to those at the Boston
Marathon?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   No  66 53%  
2.   Yes  54 44%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  4 3%  
Total Votes: 124 

February 11, 2005:
Are you male or female and do you support women-only races? 
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Female - Yes  12 15%  
2.   Female - No  11 14%  
3.   Male - Yes  35 43%  
4.   Male - No  23 28%  
Total Votes: 81 

February 4, 2005:
 "How many days per week do you train?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Seven  20 14%  
2.   Six  55 40%  
3.   Five  25 18%  
4.   Four  21 15%  
5.   Three  10 7%  
6.   Two  3 2%  
7.   One  0 0%  
8.   I don't train  4 3%  
Total Votes: 138 

January 28, 2005:
Which of the following major marathons have you run?
1.   Chicago  19 16%  
2.   Honolulu  16 14%  
3.   London  4 3%  
4.   Los Angeles  5 4%  
5.   New York  15 13%  
6.   Ottawa  28 24%  
7.   Paris  2 2%  
8.   Toronto  20 17%  
9.   Quebec City  5 4%  
10.   Vancouver  4 3%  
Total Votes: 118 

January 21, 2005:
"Which type of running shoe(s) do you wear?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   Cushioned  28 24%
2.   Motion Control  33 28%
3.   Neutral  14 12%
4.   Performance  9 8%
5.   Racing  7 6%
6.   Stability  17 15%
7.   Trail  9 8%
Total Votes: 117

January 14, 2005:
"Why did Paula Radcliffe choose to run the London Marathon over the Boston Marathon?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   Appearance money  44 50%  
2.   Patriotism  12 14%  
3.   Both  20 23%  
4.   Other  7 8%  
5.   No opinion  5 6%  
Total Votes: 88 

January 7, 2005:
"Should the Ironman triathlon be added to the Olympics?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   Yes, added  34 31%  
2.   Yes, replace Olympic distance  7 6%  
3.   No  68 61%  
4.   No opinion, don't care  2 2%  
Total Votes: 111 

December 31, 2004:
"What sport will be your prime focus for 2005?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes  Percent
 1.   Adventure racing  14 7%  
2.   Athletics (track & field)  18 9%  
3.   Ironman triathlon  30 14%  
4.   Marathon  31 15%  
5.   Mountain biking  15 7%  
6.   Olympic distance tri  24 11%  
7.   Road cycling  20 10%  
8.   Road racing  37 18%  
9.   Other  20 10%  
Total Votes: 209 

December 24, 2004:
What should the penalty be for doping in sport? 
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Next Olympics ban for athlete  1 1%  
2.   Next Olympics ban for federation/country  1 1%  
3.   Fine for athlete  2 3%  
4.   Fine for federation/country  0 0%  
5.   Lifetime ban for athlete  45 61%  
6.   Lifetime ban for federation/country  10 14%  
7.   Fine and next Olympics ban for athlete  9 12%  
8.   Fine and next Olympics ban for federation/country  6 8%  
Total Votes: 74 

December 17, 2004:
Do you train on Christmas Day?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Regular workout.  47 56%  
2.   Abbreviated workout.  19 23%  
3.   No  15 18%  
4.   I don't train any day.  3 4%  
Total Votes: 84 

December 10, 2004:
Who do you believe in the BALCO affair, Marion Jones or Victor Conte?
Answers Votes  Percent
1.   Marion Jones  7 7%
2.   Victor Conte  64 67%
3.   Neither one  17 18%
4.   No opinion, don't care  7 7%
Total Votes: 95

December 3, 2004:
Would you support the concept of a permanent site for the Olympic Games?
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Yes  40 47%  
2.   No  43 51%  
3.   No opinion, don't care  2 2%  
Total Votes: 85 

November 26, 2004:
Which of the following marathoners has had the greatest impact on the sport?
 
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Derek Clayton  17 18%  
2.   Paula Radcliffe  23 24%  
3.   Bill Rodgers  23 24%  
4.   Joan Benoit Samuelson  12 13%  
5.   Frank Shorter  11 12%  
6.   Paul Tergat  3 3%  
7.   Grete Waitz  6 6%  
Total Votes: 95 

November 19, 2004:
"Which city should host the 2012 summer Olympics?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes Percent
1. London 47 52%
2. Madrid 3 3%
3. Moscow 4 4%
4. New York 25 27%
5. Paris 12 13%
Total Votes: 91
November 12, 2004:
"What would be the best way(s) to manage the excessive demand for entry into many of the major marathons and triathlons?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes Percent
1. Time stamped on-line entry 29 22%
2. Geographical quotas 20 15%
3. Performance standards 57 44%
4. Lottery 24 18%
Total Votes: 130
November 5, 2004:
Which of the following women played the greatest role in advancing women's distance running globally?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Grete Waitz 37 38%
2. Joan Ullyot 0 0%
3. Kathrine Switzer 30 31%
4. Joan Benoit (Samuelson) 28 29%
5. Lynn Jennings 2 2%
6. Nina Kuscsik 0 0%
Total Votes: 97
October 29, 2004:
"Will Paula Radcliffe win the women's race at the New York City Marathon on November 7th?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes Percent
1. Yes 50 62%
2. No 28 35%
3. No opinion, don't care 3 4%
Total Votes: 81
October 22, 2004:
The U.S. Olympic Committee has filed an appeal with the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to block a decision that would strip Michael Johnson and the rest of the U.S. men's 4x400 relay team members of their 2000 Olympic gold medals because of a positive drug test by relay team member Jerome Young.
Should the entire team lose their medals? October 22, 2004:
1. Yes 61 77%
2. No, only Jerome Young 17 22%
3. No opinion, don't care 1 1%
Total Votes: 79
October 15, 2004:
"Following her Athens disappointment in the marathon (and 10K), how will Paula Radcliffe perform in her next marathon?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. New world record! 7 11%
. 2:16 - 2:18 22 36%
. 2:18:01 - 2:20 12 20%
4. 2:20:01 - 2:25 20 33%
Total Votes: 61
October 8, 2004:
"Which of the following sports deserves more television coverage?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Adventure Racing 22 11%
2. Athletics 34 16%
3. Cycling 39 19%
4. Road Racing (Running) 70 34%
5. Triathlon 43 21%
Total Votes: 208
October 1, 2004:
Which is your favourite running season?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Summer 17 23%
2. Fall 46 62%
3. Winter 3 4%
4. Spring 7 9%
5. No opinion 1 1%
Total Votes: 74
September 24, 2004:
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   High  4 5%  
2.   Moderate  7 9%  
3.   Low  62 82%  
4.   No opinion  3 4%  
Total Votes: 76 

September 17, 2004:
"Which of the following events have you competed in during 2004?
The answers at publication time were:
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Cycling - Mountain BIke  9 3%  
2.   Cycling - Road Race  15 5%  
3.   Running Road Race - 5/10K  75 27%  
4.   Running Road Race - Half-Marathon  64 23%  
5.   Running Road Race - Marathon  29 11%  
6.   Track Race - 800M to 10K  6 2%  
7.   Triathlon - Ironman  18 7%  
8.   Triathlon - Olympic Distance  17 6%  
9.   Triathlon - Sprint Distance  29 11%  
10.   Ultra/Adventure Race  13 5%  
Total Votes: 275 

September 10, 2004:
Which of the following services do you use on a regular basis
 
Answers Votes  Percent  
1.   Chiropractor  10 13% 
2.   Massage  31 41% 
3.   Physio  15 20% 
4.   Podiatrist  1 1% 
5.   Sports doctor  18 24% 
Total Votes: 75 

September 3, 2004:
Do you think it was wise for Paula Radcliffe to have started the Olympic 10K after not being able to finish the marathon?
Answers Votes Percent
1. No 62 68%
2. Yes 24 26%
3. No opinion 5 5%
Total Votes: 91
August 27, 2004:
Have the Olympics inspired you to train harder?
Answers Votes Percent
1. No 37 36%
2. Yes 63 62%
3. No opinion 2 2%
Total Votes: 102
August 20, 2004:
Which of the following sport(s) should be dropped from the Olympics?
1. Archery 30 6%
2. Bowling 73 14%
3. Equestrian 54 10%
4. Fencing 45 9%
5. Roller sports 54 10%
6. Shooting 49 9%
7. Softball 54 10%
8. Synchronized anything 65 12%
9. Taekwondo 45 9%
10. Water skiing 52 10%
Total Votes: 521
August 13, 2004:
Should countries use the IOC standards for athlete selection for the Olympics or create their own tougher criteria?
Answers Votes Percent
IOC standards 40 58%
2. Create their own 27 39%
3. No opinion, don't care 2 3%
Total Votes: 69
August 6, 2004:
Which is/are your favourite event group(s) within athletics at the Olympic Games?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Sprints/hurdles 12 8%
2. Middle distance 55 36%
3. Long distance 65 43%
4. Steeplechase 15 10%
5. Jumps (high, long, triple jump) 1 1%
6. Throws (shot, discus, javelin) 0 0%
7. Pole vault 3 2%
Total Votes: 151
July 30, 2004:
Rate Lance Armstrong's six, consecutive wins at the Tour de France.
Answers Votes Percent
1. One of the greatest sporting achievements of all time. 52 59%
2. One of the greatest cycling achievements of all time 30 34%
3. No opinion, don't care 6 7%
Total Votes: 88
July 23, 2004:
Which are your favourite places to run?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Cross-country 21 17%
2. Indoor track 7 6%
3. Outdoor track 11 9%
4. Road 40 32%
5. Trail 45 36%
6. Treadmill 1 1%
Total Votes: 125
July 16, 2004:
"Which is/are your primary sport(s)"
Answers Votes Percent
1. Adventure racing 0 0%
2. Athletics (T & F) 29 18%
3. Duathlon 20 13%
4. Mountain biking 18 11%
5. Road cycling 23 15%
6. Road racing (Run) 52 33%
7. Triathlon - Ironman 5 3%
8. Triathlon - Olympic 11 7%
Total Votes: 158
July 9, 2004:
"If Lance Armstrong wins a sixth consecutive Tour de France, should he try for a seventh?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. Yes 38 53%
2. No 26 36%
3. No opinion, don't care 8 11%
Total Votes: 72
July 2, 2004:
"Will Lance Armstrong win his sixth-straight Tour de France this year?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. Yes 53 60%
2. No 27 31%
3. No opinion, don't care 8 9%
Total Votes: 88
June 25, 2004:
"What are the odds for terrorist activity at the Athens Olympic Games?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. 0 - 14% 24 25%
2. 15 - 29% 16 17%
3. 30 - 49% 7 7%
4. 50 - 64% 14 15%
5. 65 - 79% 9 9%
6. 80 - 100% 25 26%
Total Votes: 95
June 18, 2004:
"Will Marion Jones be allowed to compete in the Athens Olympics?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. Yes 38 54%
2. No 22 31%
3. No opinion, don't care 10 14%
Total Votes: 70
June 11, 2004:
What is/are your favourite sport(s) of the summer Olympics?
1. Athletics - track 63 30%
2. Athletics - marathon 48 23%
3. Cycling - road 25 12%
4. Cycling - track 20 9%
5. Swimming 11 5%
6. Triathlon 40 19%
7. Other 6 3%
Total Votes: 213
June 4, 2004:
How will you follow the Athens Olympics this summer?
Answers Votes Percent
1. In person, at the Games 5 6%
2. Television 20 25%
3. Print Media 3 4%
4. Internet 8 10%
5. Combination of above 42 53%
6. No interest 1 1%
Total Votes: 79
May 28, 2004:
The women's world record for the mile is 4.12.56 set by Svetlana Masterkova of Russia in 1996. Will a woman ever break 4 minutes for the mile?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Never 22 21%
2. 50 years 8 8%
3. 25 years 20 19%
4. 10 years 23 22%
5. 5 years 7 7%
6. 1 - 4 years 25 24%
Total Votes: 105
May 21, 2004:
Should Transgender Athletes Be Eligible for the Olympics?
Answers Votes Percent
1. No 94 93%
2. Yes 3 3%
3. No opinion 4 4%
Total Votes: 101
May 14, 2004:
What is the probability of terrorist attacks at the Athens Olympics?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Zero to 9% 17 16%
2. 10 to 24% 17 16%
3. 25 to 39% 13 13%
4. 40 to 54% 12 12%
5. 55 to 69% 7 7%
6. 70 to 84% 9 9%
7. 85 to 99% 6 6%
8. 100% 23 22%
Total Votes: 104
May 7, 2004:
"Do you believe Marion Jones has taken illegal performance enhancing substances?"
The results at publication time were:
Answers Votes Percent
1. No 22 18%
2. Yes 70 58%
3. Don't care 20 17%
4. No opinion 8 7%
Total Votes: 120
April 30, 2004:
"Do you stretch?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. Before exercise. 9 7%
2. After exercise. 33 27%
3. Before and after exercise. 53 43%
4. On occasion only. 22 18%
5. Never. 6 5%
Total Votes: 123
April 23, 2004:
Which marathon has the greatest stature?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Boston 73 59%
2. London 18 15%
3. New York 3 2%
4. Olympic 28 23%
5. World Championship 1 1%
6. Other 1 1%
Total Votes: 124
April 16, 2004:
What is your favourite drink after a race or hard workout?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Beer 20 17%
2. Juice 15 13%
3. Soft drink 4 3%
4. Sports drink 31 26%
5. Water 44 38%
6. Other 3 3%
Total Votes: 117
April 9, 2004:
What is your 'coach' status?
Answers Votes Percent
1. In person coach 11 15%
2. Internet coach 2 3%
3. Internet program 2 3%
4. Peer group 3 4%
5. Self coached 45 60%
6. Combination of above 12 16%
Total Votes: 75
April 2, 2004:
What is you all-time personal best marathon time?

Answers Votes Percent
1. Never run one 43 26%
2. Sub 2:20 5 3%
3. 2:20 to 2:30 8 5%
4. 2:30 to 2:40 5 3%
5. 2:40 to 2:50 24 15%
6. 2:50 to 3:00 12 7%
7. 3:00 to 3:20 22 13%
8. 3:20 to 3:40 14 9%
9. 3:40 to 4:00 15 9%
10. 4:00 Plus 15 9%
Total Votes: 163


March 26, 2004:
Which of the following marathons would you run if you had an unlimited amount of time to train and cost was not an issue?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Berlin 21 8%
2. Boston 47 18%
3. Chicago 20 7%
4. Honolulu 39 15%
5. London 46 17%
6. Los Angeles 17 6%
7. Marine Corps 13 5%
8. National Capital (Ottawa) 17 6%
9. New York 26 10%
10. Rotterdam 21 8%
Total Votes: 267
March 19, 2004:
Which of the following distance running events is the most demanding?
Answers Votes Percent
1. 1500M / Mile 12 10%
2. 3000M Steeplechase 10 8%
3. 5000M/10000M 6 5%
4. Marathon 65 52%
5. Cross-Country 33 26%
Total Votes: 126
March 12, 2004:
What was your level of interest in the recent World Indoor Athletics Championships?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Very high 28 31%
2. High 7 8%
3. Moderate 14 16%
4. Slight 15 17%
5. No interest 26 29%
Total Votes: 90
March 5, 2004:
No Poll This Week
February 27, 2004:

How should Olympic athletes be selected?
Answers Votes Percent
1. A formula based on performance over a year 32 28%
2. Multiple trials events 42 37%
3. One trials event 37 33%
4. Picked by the coaches 2 2%
Total Votes: 113
February 20, 2004:
When did you set your last PR (Personal Record)?
Answers Votes Percent
1. 2003 - 2004 34 38%
2. 2 years ago 6 7%
3. 3 years ago 4 4%
4. 4 years ago 1 1%
5. 5 years ago 4 4%
6. 10 years ago 10 11%
7. 20+ years ago! 30 34%
Total Votes: 89
February 13, 2004:
What was the greatest running achievement(s) of all time?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Emil Zatopek wins the 5K, 10K and Marathon at the 1952 Olympics 65 29%
2. Roger Bannister breaks 4 minutes for the mile 46 20%
3. Abebe Bikila wins the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Marathons 18 8%
4. Lasse Viren wins the 5K and 10K in 1972 and 1976 Olympics 27 12%
5. Flo Jo runs 10.49 in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials 18 8%
6. Joan Samuelson wins the first Women's Olympic Marathon 24 11%
7. Michael Johnson runs 19.32 in the 1996 OIympics 27 12%
Total Votes: 225
February 6, 2004:
What is the toughest feat to accomplish in track and field?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Sub-10 seconds for 100m 10 8%
2. Sub-4 minutes for the mile 9 7%
3. Sub-13 minutes for 5km 29 23%
4. Sub-2 hours, 10 minutes in the marathon 35 28%
5. Pole vault 6m+ 14 11%
6. Shot put 20m+ 2 2%
7. Score 8500+ points in the decathlon 16 13%
8. Run the steeplechase sub 8:30 2 2%
9. Throw the javelin 80m+ 3 2%
10. Triple jump 17m+ 5 4%
Total Votes: 125
January 30, 2004:
"Which category of athlete are you?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. Elite 11 11%
2. Fitness 29 29%
3. Recreational 13 13%
4. Recreational - competitive 46 46%
5. Other ? 1 1%
Total Votes: 100
January 23, 2004:
Which shoe(s) are your favourites?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. adidas 37 11%
2. Asics 46 13%
3. Brooks 25 7%
4. Fila 17 5%
5. Mizuno 32 9%
6. New Balance 55 16%
7. Nike 46 13%
8. Reebok 25 7%
9. Saucony 49 14%
10. Avia, Diadora, Etonic, Puma, Other 18 5%
Total Votes: 350
January 16, 2004:
"What is an acceptable level of the use of drugs in sports?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. There is no acceptable level 104 90%
2. <10% 5 4%
3. 10 to 30% 1 1%
4. 31 to 50% 1 1%
5. 51 to 70% 0 0%
6. 71 to 90% 0 0%
7. 100% 4 3%
Total Votes: 115

January 9, 2004:
"Which events will you do in 2004?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. Adventure race 16 7%
2. Cycling (road race) 19 8%
3. Cycling (mountain biking) 15 6%
4. Ironman Triathlon 26 11%
5. Marathon 56 23%
6. Road race (non-marathon) 65 27%
7. Triathlon (Olympic or sprint) 45 19%
Total Votes: 242
December 19, 2003:
"What was your favourite athletic moment(s) of 2003?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. Cycling: Lance Armstrong's 5th TDF win 72 33%
2. Marathon: Paula Radcliffe's new marathon record 68 32%
3. Ironman: Peter Reid and Lori Bowden win Hawaii 39 18%
4. Athletics: IAAF Championships in Paris 6 3%
5. Marathon: Paul Tergat's new marathon record 20 9%
6. Triathlon: Emma Snowsill's ITU Championship win 7 3%
7. Athletics: Talk of a re-run of the Seoul Olympics 100M 3 1%
Total Votes: 215
December 12, 2003:
"What are the chances of Lance Armstrong winning the 2004 Tour de France?"
Answers Votes Percent
1. 100% 1413%
2. 90% 2321%
3. 80% 1917%
4. 70% 2018%
5. 60% 44%
6. 50% 1614%
7. 40% 55%
8. 30% 22%
9. 20% 11%
10. 10% or less 76%
Total Votes: 111
December 5, 2003:
Which of the following runner(s) has made the greatest contribution towards the marathon?
Answers Votes Percent
1. Joan Benoit (Samuelson) 15 11%
2. Khalid Khannouchi 1 1%
3. Paula Radcliffe 43 32%
4. Bill Rodgers 22 16%
5. Frank Shorter 37 27%
6. Kathrine Switzer 18 13%
Total Votes: 136
November 28, 2003:
Which of the following event or events will be your primary focus for 2004?
Th results at publication time were:
Answers Votes Percent
1. Adventure Racing 4 3%
2. Bike Road Racing 7 5%
3. Duathlon 17 11%
4. Ironman Triathlon 19 13%
5. Marathon 33 22%
6. Mountain Bike Racing 8 5%
7. Olympic Distance Triathlon 16 11%
8. Running Road Racing 48 32%
Total Votes: 152
November 21, 2003:
Vote for your "Athlete of the Year"
Answers Votes Percent
1. Lance Armstrong 45 27%
2. Greg Bennett 2 1%
3. Lori Bowden 7 4%
4. Hicham el-Gerrouj 5 3%
5. Barb Lindquist 4 2%
6. Paula Radcliffe 70 43%
7. Peter Reid 11 7%
8. Paul Tergat 20 12%
Total Votes: 164
November 14, 2003:
Which sport has the greatest drug problem?
1. Athletics (Track & Field) 29 23%
2. Baseball 20 16%
3. Basketball 1 1%
4. Cycling 30 24%
5. Football 36 29%
6. Hockey 2 2%
7. Soccer 2 2%
8. Swimming 4 3%
Total Votes: 124
November 7, 2003:
The difference between the men's and women's world 'records' for the marathon is currently 10 minutes and thirty seconds (2:04:55 - 2:15:25). What do you think this difference will become over the next ten years?
1. Stay at 10:30 18 16%
2. < 10 minutes 14 13%
3. < 9 minutes 12 11%
4. < 8 minutes 14 13%
5. < 7 minutes 33 29%
6. < 6 minutes 3 3%
7. < 5 minutes 10 9%
8. < 4 minutes 3 3%
9. < 3 minutes 1 1%
10. < 2 minutes 4 4%

Total Votes: 112


October 31, 2003:
"What City do you think should win the 2012 Olympic Games?"
The results at publication time were:
1. Havana 8 6%
2. Istanbul 3 2%
3. Leipzig 4 3%
4. London 45 36%
5. Madrid 6 5%
6. Moscow 1 1%
7. New York 23 18%
8. Paris 9 7%
9. Rio 16 13%
10. No opinion, don't care 11 9%
Total Votes: 126
October 24, 2003:
"Will sport ever rid itself of drug cheats?"
1. Yes 6 7%
2. No 77 93%
3. No opinion, don't care 0 0%
Total Votes: 83
October 17, 2003:
Where do you do the majority of your winter training? [multiple choices allowed]
1. Outdoors 97 51%
2. Indoor track 20 10%
3. Treadmill 39 20%
4. Wind Trainer 9 5%
5. Stationary bike 25 13%
6. Rollers 1 1%
Total Votes: 191 Total Votes: 191
October 10, 2003:
In the past 20+ years the men's marathon best time has progressed from 2:08:28 (Derek Clayton) to Paul Tergat's recent 2:04:55. What do you think the men's best time will get under over the next 20 years?
1. Sub 2:04 20 18%
2. Sub 2:03 27 24%
3. Sub 2:02 23 21%
4. Sub 2:01 7 6%
5. Sub 2:00 !! 35 31%
Total Votes: 112
October 3, 2003:
Which of the following magazines would you rank the highest?
1. Runner's World 38% 43
2. Running Times 22% 25
3. Triathlete Magazine 14% 16
4. Inside Triathlon 6% 7
5. 220 Magazine 7% 8
6. Other 13% 15
Total Votes: 114





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