CrossFit Open 2020 - Expert Predictions

CrossFit Open 2020 - Expert Predictions

  With the 2020 CrossFit Open kicking off on October 10th, RunRepeat conducted a survey among journalists and CrossFit experts around the world.  The survey consisted of 14 questions regarding their predictions for the top male competitors, top female competitors, and National Champions from their countries.  Here are their predictions.   Who will win the CrossFit Open - Female Competitors     To little surprise, the experts pred[…]


The ultimate analysis of NBA salaries [1991-2019]

The ultimate analysis of NBA salaries [1991-2019]

  Summary We spent 3 months conducting the largest research on salaries in the NBA league. The database contains 12,211 NBA players’ salaries dating from 1990-91 to the 2018-19 season, with a total of 2,244 different players playing in the NBA over this time. The research spreads over 6 different CBA agreements, with the last one (2017) still ongoing.   Key takeaways: The average salary in the NBA has increased more than 7x since the 1990-91 seas[…]


The Political Divide: Dems and Reps Can't Even Agree on Shoes

The Political Divide: Dems and Reps Can't Even Agree on Shoes

  The political divide is seemingly greater than ever. Although we are all citizens of the same country, there are clearly differences in the people that fall on both sides of the aisle. Which begs the question: how does one’s political affiliation impact their online shoe shopping behavior?  To answer that question, we enlisted the help of customers at RunRepeat.  We conducted a survey where customers were asked to self-identify their political[…]


FIBA WC 2019 Quarterfinals - Visualized

FIBA WC 2019 Quarterfinals - Visualized

  We decided to dive into statistics and create visual head-to-head comparisons of the World Cup quarterfinalists. Radar charts are created for easier H2H comparison of the opposing teams through offensive and defensive metrics.   1 Argentina - Serbia   Argentina is still undefeated in the WC, while Serbia suffered its first loss (Spain). However, looking at the numbers, Serbia is a clear favorite in this game. Let's look at the charts:  ***Al[…]


FIBA World Cup 2019 - Journalist Roundup

FIBA World Cup 2019 - Journalist Roundup

  We conducted a 7-day survey among journalists from 32 countries participating in the basketball World Cup. The journalists gave us answers to 12 questions regarding team and individual performances on the tournament. Here are their predictions:   1 Team performance 1.1 Medal winners Only 5 teams are projected to compete for one of the medals, according to journalists. Despite major problems with star player withdrawals, the USA is still a clear favorit[…]


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[…]


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[…]


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[…]


185,959 Reviews Say Expensive Sneakers Aren't Worth It [Research]

185,959 Reviews Say Expensive Sneakers Aren't Worth It [Research]

  Put your money away! As the price of a pair of sneakers goes up, user satisfaction does not increase with it. To the contrary, RunRepeat data suggests that shoppers are more satisfied with cheaper sneakers than they are with expensive sneakers.     After analyzing 185,959 reviews of the 1,000 most popular pairs of sneakers in the RunRepeat database, regression analysis shows that there is no statistical correlation between the price of sneakers[…]


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[…]