The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect. For example an orange and an apple.
Valley O.NE Marathon, a singular event with data bearing out some curiosities.
In the full marathon there were 112 finishers, 78 men and 34 women. 70% of the finishers were men. Average finish time 3:37:35. You will not find another marathon in the U.S. that reflects these numbers.
Valley O.NE Half Marathon. 187 finishers, 94 men and 93 women. 50% of the finishers were men. Average finish time 1:54:57. You will not find another half marathon in the U.S. that reflects these numbers.
Six of the top 10 women in the Half Marathon ran personal bests. These are professional athletes that understand the value of, and were rewarded by, our course. Of course.
Take a look at this year’s race results from around the U.S. Do a little deep diving of your own. Juxtaposition. How about them apples? Orange you glad you ran with us!