(Fox News) Men may run faster marathons than women, but women are "better" at running them, a new study finds. Specifically, women are 18.61 percent better than men at keeping a steady pace over the entire 26.2-mile course, the Guardian reports.
Researched looked at more than 1.8 million results from 131 marathons held across the globe between 2008 and 2014, and found that both genders slowed down between the first and second halves of the race—but that men slowed down between 16.96 percent and 27.27 percent more than women did.
Researchers think this could be due to "differences in psychology and decision-making," the Guardian says; perhaps women, for example, underestimate their abilities or men overestimate theirs.
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