Is it possible to bet on running?

Yes, it is. Running competitions are held all over the world and are very popular. The advantage of this sport is that amateurs can run almost anywhere, so this sport is available to a large portion of the world’s population. The various running disciplines are related to athletics, as well as shot put, discus throw, high jump and other sports.

Despite the fact that it is a spectacular and popular sport, most bookmakers remember about it only closer to the beginning of the Summer Olympics. At the same time, there are several other major tournaments in cross-country disciplines, but they are poorly covered by bookmakers. Here is the list of the best ever runners on who you can bet.

Usain Bolt
Height: 195 cm
Weight: 94 kg
The name of the Jamaican runner is heard even among people far from sports. On account of Usain, many world records and gold medals of the Olympics. The sprinter, nicknamed “Lightning”, runs the 100-meter segment in 9.58 seconds. Usain Bolt is truly unique in the world of running.

David Rudisha
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 71 kg
The Kenyan holds the record for 800 meters. He is able to run almost a kilometer in 1 minute 40 seconds. At such a distance, you really need very good endurance, David is also an Olympic champion.

Asafa Powell
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 88 kg
Another representative of Jamaica on our list. Asafa played football and ran as a child. Having entered the Asafa University, he finally concentrated on running. On September 2, 2008, the sprinter set his second world record at a distance of 100 meters with a result of 9.72.

Maurice Greene
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 82 kg
Asafa Powell’s predecessor at a distance of 100 meters was American Maurice Green. The multiple Olympic winner ran this distance in 9.79. Maurice is small enough for a sprinter; during his career, the American ran 53 times out of 10 seconds in official competitions.

Tyson Gay
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 75KG
With a personal record of 9.69 seconds, Tyson is the second fastest sprinter in the world at a distance of 100 meters, as well as the best in US history. Tyson Gaye also achieved success at a distance of 200 meters, where his personal best is 19.58 seconds.

Justin Gatlin
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg
The American ranks 5th in the ranking of the fastest sprinters in the world both at a distance of 100 and 200 meters. In 2006, a doping scandal erupted with the participation of Justin Gatlin, the sprinter was disqualified for 8 years, which was then reduced by 2 times. In 2010, the American returned, was the medalist of several World Championships, and at the recent Olympics in Rio de Janeiro he took silver in the 100 meters.

Features of bets on running disciplines

In summer, tournaments are held in open areas, and in winter indoors. Bookmakers usually ignore winter tournaments due to the low demand of bettors for such gambling markets.
Since the main season of this sport lasts only 4 months, it is difficult to consider it as a sport for permanent earnings on bets. It is best to place your rates on running in conjunction with bets on soccer, ice hockey, or another team sport that runs tournaments from September to May.

Pros of betting on running

Be that as it may, gambling on this sport is never a win-win. There is always a risk of losing a bet even on the most obvious favorite of the competition, so there are both pluses and minuses here.
Study a lot of information – increase the chances of profitable bets at the bookmaker’s office.The basic rules of this discipline can be easily understood after the first viewing of the competition. There are several beneficial strategies in triathlon that anyone can use.