Today’s Kids Take 1.5 Mins Longer To Run Mile Than ’80s Kids

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•47 Nov 21, 2013

The American Heart Association found that children today take 90 seconds longer to run a mile than did children 30 years ago, with researchers attributing 30 to 60 percent of the decline in running performance to kids’ increasing fat mass. What do you think?

  • “Being able to move your body just isn’t relevant to today’s kids.”

    Billy Heimann –
    Unemployed

  • “The ’80s were a special time filled with fast times and even faster kids.”

    Heather Webster –
    Pipe Cutter

  • “Yeah, but kids back then had the advantage of three-stripe knee-high socks.”

    Rock Kahn –
    Private Eye Detective