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Running across Europe: The Way Forward

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In this final chapter, we conclude our running-across-Europe journey. That journey took us through ten running nations (plus France).1 Obviously, running is more prevalent in some countries than others. Historical, cultural and economic factors account for these differences (Scheerder et al., 2011; Van Tuyckom, 2011). In addition, the state of affairs of statistics on running differs from country to country. Some countries benefit from an abundance of data, whereas others have to make do with the few statistics that are available (Van Bottenburg et al., 2010). As such, the case of running is quite similar to the more general situation on sports statistics (Breedveld et al., 2013).

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© 2015 Koen Breedveld, Jeroen Scheerder and Julie Borgers

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Breedveld, K., Scheerder, J., Borgers, J. (2015). Running across Europe: The Way Forward. In: Scheerder, J., Breedveld, K., Borgers, J. (eds) Running across Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137446374_12

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