Here’s a statement of mathematical certainty…”On October 31, the world population will reach 7 billion people”. Or will it? The Wall Street Journal article, “How Do You Get to 7 Billion People” discusses this topic and the issues associated with population accuracy.
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Saw an article in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend about marathon runners and times. I love the graphics they use and the charts and tables and all. Did some poking around and couldn’t find their graphic online to look for copyright info and a place to request permissions to use their images. But, I did track down the data source (listed at the bottom of the article) as a website called Running USA and a place on their website where statistics and reports about the state of marathon races in the U.S. are posted. From that website, I noted data for Median Marathon Times and for Number of Finishers. The graphs and those data are listed below.
Ways to use these graphics include:
The data are public and my graphs are Creative Commons so use any way you want according to the licensing information below the images.
Marathons and Medians by Donna Gaudet is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.