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Who's the best at running marathons, men or women?

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Runners head out during the start of a recent marathon /Elsa Garrison/Getty Images

Ask the average person who makes the better marathon runner ... odds are many might say that male runners are generally faster, so therefore, better. 

But a recent study actually found that on average - women are the best! 

The best if you define that as being who ran more consistently, and had a better pace overall.

We'll  talk more about the study is one of its authors, Dr. Sandra Hunter from Marquette University.

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