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In a recent state of the industry report, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association reported that wholesale industry sales grew by about 6.8% in 2005, outperforming the U.S. economy which grew 4.3%.  Participation in almost all the 100 activities measured by American Sports Data (ASD) has either decreased or grown more slowly than the overall population itself.  Running/jogging has held its own, and is one of the small number of sports tracked by ASD that had more participants in 2005 than prior years.  The U.S. running industry continues to grow by all measures as shown here.

Running Merchandise


Road Races


Data extracted from State of the Sport - Part I, Florida Running & Triathlon, November/December 2006.

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