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[…]


101 tips to hike (like a pro) with your kids

101 tips to hike (like a pro) with your kids

  You used to love getting out onto the trail, letting the sun warm your skin, and exploring nature. Then you had kids… Now you’re unsure how to still have fun in the sun with Jr. in tow. Don’t be afraid, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to hiking with your tot designed to help you feel confident on your next kid-friendly adventure. This is not your typical “how-to” guide for hiking. There’s no briefing on the 1[…]


America’s 15 most livable hiking towns

America’s 15 most livable hiking towns

  If hiking is your true passion, look no further. We’ve scoured the web and created the ultimate list of places to live for the true trail addict. Why wait until you retire to do the things you love? Move to a town that embodies the hiking culture you dream about and never look back. Finding the best towns in America for the hiking die hard was not an easy task. We compiled a list of hundreds of communities previously highlighted throughout top publicatio[…]


Most World Cup talent are born in France (data analysis)

Most World Cup talent are born in France (data analysis)

We set out to find the city with the most football stardust in their water. The short answer, it's the one on the river Seine. However, we stumbled on some intruiging results on a national level as well. In the last two decades France have graced the football masses with more talent at the World Cup than any other country. We are not even counting the 1998 triumph on home soil.      52 representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup were born in France Th[…]


Fun in the mud - trends in obstacle course racing

Fun in the mud - trends in obstacle course racing

In this article, we explore the development of obstacle course racing (OCR) in the last 8 years. For this reason, we have analyzed 3,698,112 results from 1,825 events held in the USA between 2010 and 2017.     Key Result The following graphs show that obstacle course racing has become increasingly more popular over the last 8 years. Attracting ever more participants. The data also shows, that in 2015 a saturation of the market occurs. And since then the n[…]


The complete science-backed guide to lifting shoes: barefoot and beyond

The complete science-backed guide to lifting shoes: barefoot and beyond

    Why do we wear shoes? I mean, it isn’t like cavemen used to camp outside for 2-3 days to cop the freshest pair of shoes from the Air Jordan Hunter Gatherer collection. Yet, they seemed to have done alright fighting to survive day in and day out. Nowadays everyone always has a pair of shoes on unless they are swimming or showering. Hell, I have never even seen my own dad’s feet (true story). But why is that? Do shoes improve our physical cap[…]