The State of Running 2019

The State of Running 2019

This is the first mapping of Global running participation. The analysis covers 107.9 million race results from more than 70 thousand events from 1986 to 2018. This is by far the largest study of race results in history.        You may use material from this report as long as you refer to this original report. For special requests, or questions, email lead researcher Jens Jakob Andersen at jens@runrepeat.com.   Key conclusions Even[…]


How much is climate change slowing down runners

How much is climate change slowing down runners

We’ve analyzed 19.6 million marathon results from over 30,000 marathons. In our new study, we concluded that the world is getting slower. In this article, we look at how the slow down is affected by increasing temperatures and the weather in general.     What our analysis shows is that: The average runner adds 1 minute 25 seconds to his/her marathon finish time for every additional degree F The average runner adds 6 seconds a year due to the gene[…]


Is the Everlane Tread Trainer a case of Greenwashing?

Is the Everlane Tread Trainer a case of Greenwashing?

When you visit the landing page for the Everland Tread Trainer on the Everlane website you are greeted by a bold claim: “A new kind of sneaker brand. On the path to zero impact. The mission: Make the world’s lowest-impact sneakers. Make them to last. Make them carbon neutral. And never stop pushing to make them better.” The first step on this journey is The Trainer. They “started with full-grain leather produced at a gold-certified tannery, th[…]


Asics launches Gel Kayano 26: The latest iteration of the brand’s all-time favorite stability shoe

Asics launches Gel Kayano 26: The latest iteration of the brand’s all-time favorite stability shoe

This is a partner story with Asics.  Asics has released the Kayano 26 (see our review here), the newest version of its flagship stability series which has been used by runners of all levels for 26 years. As a Kayano fan myself, I am excited to see what the Gel Kayano 26 has to offer! See our review page here and all colorways on Asics' official website here. The Gel Kayano has always been a popular shoe model and with its dedication to excellence, Asics cont[…]


Where does your city rank in the Cricket World Cup rankings?

Where does your city rank in the Cricket World Cup rankings?

454 cities, 1850 players, 405 matches ... and the winner is? We know England are clear favorites to win this year’s World Cup, with India and Australia not far behind. But which city will be the favorite if cities instead of countries were competing? I analyzed the performances of more than 1,850 players from 133 World Cup squads and their birthplaces to find the answer. Here are some key findings: Sydney has produced the best overall talent. It is in the top[…]


The Ultimate Guide to Merino Wool

The Ultimate Guide to Merino Wool

  Technical gear is made from dozens of materials and fibers. It’s dyed, woven, and sewn into millions of pieces of clothing designed to keep us comfortable while we play, train, and explore. We all have probably heard the saying, “cotton kills.” There’s been a long-standing debate over how, or more importantly, what, technical gear should be made from. This hot topic has mainly has revolved around wool vs. synthetics. Wool has been arou[…]


You Won’t Believe Your Eyes (NUDE HIKING)

You Won’t Believe Your Eyes (NUDE HIKING)

  Naked hiking 101: Those offended by rumps need not enter When the wild calls, sometimes it calls to your innermost desire to be one with nature. For those who answer this call, there is a style of hiking that is a must-try. Strip off your clothes and bask in the glory of the fresh sun on a nude hike. Whether you opt to take a solo hike with your buns bare to the sky or you make it a social event celebrating the wonders of unmasked nature, naked hiking is an a[…]


Sprint interval training: burn 40% more fat than HIIT in 60% less time

Sprint interval training: burn 40% more fat than HIIT in 60% less time

  From fitness gurus and gym trainers to that one colleague who never shuts up about Crossfit, all will tell you exactly what you need to do to lose weight. Despite how convincing all these so-called experts may sound, weight loss comes down to two things: 1) What you consume, and 2) What you do. That’s it. The most obvious thing people do when they want to lose weight is some form of cardio. Instead of following the guidance of the misinformed, I conduct[…]


Marathon Statistics 2019 Worldwide (Research)

Marathon Statistics 2019 Worldwide (Research)

NOTE: This report has been updated. See the most recent report on the state of running 2019 here presented at The Global Running Conference hosted by the IAAF in China June 2019. It includes data back from 1986 until today and covers more than 100 million race results from more than 70,000 races.   ----- Below is the previous report: ----- We spend 6 months to conduct the largest study of race results ever. It contains 19,614,975 marathon results from[…]


The Most Popular Euroleague Teams

The Most Popular Euroleague Teams

  Summary: Fans of Euroleague teams fill 68% of their arenas capacities on average Only 2 teams (Zalgiris and Maccabi) gather more than 90% of their arena's capacity 7 teams in total have above the average attendance regarding the arena capacity %, and 9 teams are below the average in this aspect   Zalgiris fans showed that Lithuania is a land of basketball - 5% of Kaunas population goes to the arena every game Vitoria is following closely w[…]