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Washington, DC Region Remains Fittest in the Nation

05/22/2015

WASHINGTON — A new report names the D.C. region the fittest of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas in the country, based on a combination of health and lifestyle factors, for the second year in a row.

The American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation released the 2015 American Fitness Index data Tuesday.

It’s an annual ranking of the fifty largest metropolitan  areas of the country, using data from a wide range of sources — from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to the Trust for Public Land.

The Washington area is followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and San Diego. Indianapolis, Indiana, sits at the bottom of the list.

“It’s a very comprehensive index,” says Walter Thompson,  the Georgia State University professor who was the lead author of the annual fitness survey, which is sponsored  by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

The region also topped the list in 2009 and 2010, and placed second to Minneapolis-St. Paul from 2011 to 2013.

(Story via WTOP)

Events DC is proud to be a part of making the Washington, DC region the fittest in America. Each year, Events DC hosts a number of endurance events on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds (WIPEOUTRUN DC, Color Me Rad, Color Vibe 5k and more) as well as supports, larger events such as the Events DC Nation's Triathlon, Rock n' Roll USA Marathon, Army Ten-Miler, Marine Corps Marathon and several others!

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