A Complete guide to Basketball movies

A Complete guide to Basketball movies

"Basketball is like poetry in motion; cross the guy to the left, take him back to the right, he's fallin back, then just J right in his face. Then you look at him and say, "What?" " - Jesus Shuttlesworth, He Got Game (1998)   As a truly global sport, basketball has spread its influence way above the sports sphere. The game has become a part of the music culture, fashion, and cinema, among the others. Since "The Fair Co-Ed" hit the theaters i[…]


Ditch the polar vortex: 5 best winter hiking destinations in the US

Ditch the polar vortex: 5 best winter hiking destinations in the US

  Across the United States, there are countless locations for those who are diehard fanatics to hike during the cold winter months. Challenging and as icy cold as a fireless hearth, these trails are ideal for those who are willing to pull out the snowshoes, AT skis, or crampons to tackle the trickiest winter hikes. This article, however, is not focused on the icy or snow-lined trails. While we have mad respect for those who ice pick their way up the side of a mo[…]


The most popular Euroleague teams

The most popular Euroleague teams

  Summary: Fans of Euroleague teams fill 66% of their arenas capacities on average Only 2 teams (Zalgiris and Maccabi) gather more than 90% of their arena's capacity 9 teams in total have above the average attendance regarding the arena capacity %, and 7 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[…]


All Eco Sneakers Do Is Kill The Planet a Little Bit Slower [Study]

All Eco Sneakers Do Is Kill The Planet a Little Bit Slower [Study]

The threat from climate change is greater than ever. Recently a number of sustainable sneakers have entered the market. But does anyone actually know what environmental impact their sneakers have? It turns out that if the sneaker industry was a country, it would be the 17th largest polluter each year. That raises one question in particular: how much do these 'eco-sneakers' actually reduce carbon emissions by? Well, not as much as you might hope. Eco-sneakers are no[…]


95 games: Jose Mourinho's shelf life [Data Analysis]

95 games: Jose Mourinho's shelf life [Data Analysis]

There’s been a narrative around Jose Mourinho for years now -- the tricky third season. It feels like he repeats the same pattern at every club he goes to. Season 1: Improve the team and win the league or challenge for the titleSeason 2: Win the league and challenge in EuropeSeason 3: Implode But is this actually true? What does the data tell us? Well… it turns out after analyzing the results of all of Jose Mourinho’s 909 competitive matches as a m[…]


Rocket city marathon runners have never been slower

Rocket city marathon runners have never been slower

If you want the data for your race analyzed, please contact Vania Nikolova, Ph.D. at vania@runrepeat.com.     Key Result We have analyzed the data for the Rocket city marathon from 1995 to 2017 and we have found that the participants are slowing down.     And this trend is statistically significant.  Because the Rocket city marathon is a Boston qualifier we also looked at the percentage of qualifiers - and it's dropping.  […]


Black Friday is a scam - 99% of all sneakers are cheaper on another day [Data analysis]

Black Friday is a scam - 99% of all sneakers are cheaper on another day [Data analysis]

Everyone knows Black Friday means deals. Cheap TVs, cheap headphones and cheap sneakers. But hold on just a second... After analyzing more than 1.4 million prices of 4,024 sneakers from more than 200 retailers on RunRepeat over the past two years, it turns out just 1% of all sneakers are cheapest on Black Friday.     Key Findings: Only 1% of sneakers are cheaper on Black Friday than any other day. On 292 out of 365 days (80% of the year), shoes are[…]


67 years of Height evolution in the NBA - in depth research

67 years of Height evolution in the NBA - in depth research

“You can’t teach height” -  Red Auerbach In the game of basketball, especially in the NBA, where the game is played “above the rim”, one of the most important talents is height - out of two players who possess the identical skill set, the taller player has the advantage over the smaller one. RunRepeat team decided to put height under the microscope. The initial goal and purpose of this research was the evolution of heig[…]


Why you shouldn't diet

Why you shouldn't diet

  Do you want to: prevent future weight gain; increase your sensitivity to hunger and satiety cues; reduce the chance of eating disorders; reduce your proneness to disease; improve your body image; reduce stress; feel more agent and in control; and improve your self-esteem. Then for fuck’s sake stop dieting!     Why this article? My name is Vania, I am 32 and I have been painfully aware that I am fat since I was 4. I started die[…]


78 science backed benefits of weightlifting for seniors

78 science backed benefits of weightlifting for seniors

  The aging process is a daunting and inevitable one.Which is why effort and action must be taken to improve the overall health, longevity, and quality of life. Despite this, 80% of adults are not engaging in enough physical activity to reach prescribed guidelines. In general, but especially for seniors, inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle are extremely dangerous. What are the dangers exactly? Increased risk of serious adverse health conditions such as blood pre[…]