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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The World’s Most Expensive Marathons

Source: The Guardian
Authors: Kate Carter and Ami Sedghi

Best Practices:

  • Simple design
  • Easy to understand
  • Bars are properly ranked
  • Placing the labels for the marathons inside the bars helps utilize the space well
  • Including both the overall cost and the cost per mile
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Could use a better title, perhaps something like “What are the World's Most Expensive Marathons?” or “The World’s Ten Most Expensive Marathons"
  • Right-justify the Finishers numbers
  • The £ per mile really isn’t necessary

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