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Which city runs the most? That's easy.

Posted by Doug Most  November 5, 2010 12:38 PM

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Lee_weatherrun1_met.jpgWe interrupt our regular diet of culture from the world of arts to bring you some culture from, uh, okay, this isn't culture at all. Sorry. But we have a few hardcore runners here at Culture Desk, and this was too fun to ignore. With the New York Marathon running this Sunday, let's call it the culture of fitness.

As if it was ever in question, The Daily Beast, that Tina Brown website determined to create a list for all things you absolutely don't care about (America's most stoned city? Check), teamed up with Daily Burn, another fast-growing site, to determine how far runners run in the biggest cities. Topping the top 10 list is, of course, Boston. Though the number of miles the Beast claims as the average weekly total for Boston runners is a pretty paltry 7.85, we do agree with the favorite running spot: The Charles River. Though the path through the Emerald Necklace and along the Jamaica Way is hard to ignore., by the way, is pretty cool. It's a website and iPhone app where you can enter and track running distance and other geeky numbers, like calories burned off.

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled culture. But in case you're a runner, too, ignore the dreary weather today, because brighter days are ahead.

(Globe staff photo/Matthew J. Lee)
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