Madison ranked fourth sportiest U.S. city in 'Men's Health'

MADISON, Wis. - "Men's Health" ranked Madison the fourth sportiest city in America in the October issue. 

The list covers the 100 best places to partake in and watch including football, basketball, golf, hockey, baseball, surfing, archery and dog sled racing. 

The article credits much of Madison's reputation as a sports city to the University of Wisconsin-Madison sports teams, mentioning back-to-back Final Four runs in the men's NCAA basketball tournament in 2014 and 2015. 

There is also an emphasis on Madison parks in the article, saying that there are 10.2 basketball hoops per 10,000 residents and 7.4 playgrounds per 10,000 residents. 

Austin, Texas was ranked in first place, with Anchorage, Alaska and Raleigh, North Carolina following in second and third, respectively. 

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