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Nathan Yau at FlowingData has mapped popular running routes for 22 major cities, including 18 in the U.S.

To make these maps, Lau simply grabbed public data from the exercise-tracking app RunKeeper. While these visualizations are not representative of all runners in a city, they do offer useful information on urban spaces. For one, we see that people really do love running near water and in parks.

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