Breaking down the Boilermaker in numbers

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y.(WKTV) - The race has been a tradition for more than 30 years now, but have you ever thought about the collective amount of time, sweat and money that goes into the Boilermaker Road Race.

As the guns go off on Boilermaker Sunday bright and early, there are 13,000 people starting the big race, meaning 26,000 feet hitting the pavement for the 15K Race.

That means if they were running a relay, the participants could circumnavigate the globe at the equator almost five times. That's about half the distance to the moon.

Now, to dissipate that heat, we sweat as much as one liter per hour. That's 5,151 gallons of sweat if you add up all the runners.

That's enough to fill a 15-foot round swimming pool that's four-feet deep.

Training can literally make or break a runner with 18,000 steps per runner duringthe 9.3-mile run. The mounting pressure of the foot striking the pavement can be as heavy as 400 lbs per step or a little over 7 million pounds of pressure by the time you reach the party.

It almost makes you want to register right now to run next year's race...almost!

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