50 shades of Plantar Fasciitis (Ultimate Guide)

50 shades of Plantar Fasciitis (Ultimate Guide)

  Your feet are marvelous. Each one has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles. Needless to say, the design by Mother Nature is complicated but perfect. Every part is crucial as it is. That is why when this single element of the structure - Plantar fascia - fails, you feel excruciating pain growing gradually or breaking out at once. 150+ websites I've browsed through offer ambiguous cures, and 100+ scientific articles I've read eagerly investigate the pa[…]


American Runners Have Never Been Slower (Mega Study)

American Runners Have Never Been Slower (Mega Study)

For this Mega Study, we have analyzed 34,680,750 results from 28,732 different races. American race runners are steadily getting slower across all four major race distances - 5 Kilometer, 10 Kilometer, Half Marathon, and Marathon. In this study, we analyze how Americans’ health influences their running performance. Feel free to use any material from this page, as long as you refer to this original source.     Key result The graph below shows[…]


The truth about arch support - A meta analysis of 150 studies

The truth about arch support - A meta analysis of 150 studies

Want to know the truth about arch support? Let’s settle this once and for all. This research article took more than 185 hours and we've gone through 150+ studies and resources about arch support to assess its effect on performance, balance, and injury risk in running. We offer you nothing but facts backed up by scientific evidence. Arch support is a term being used a lot in runners community. Try shopping for a running shoe[…]


183,911 running shoe prices analyzed

183,911 running shoe prices analyzed

We have spend weeks analyzing price patterns of running shoes. First, you will be presented to an infographic with the most important conclusions. Secondly, we dig deeper into the numbers. Feel free to use content and graphics as long as you refer to this original source. For interviews, please reach out at jens@runrepeat.com or +45 29 29 29 58.     Selected conclusions (from the infographic) Save 38.14% ($46.19) buying running shoes online o[…]


Expensive Running Shoes Are Not Better Than More Affordable Running Shoes (Study)

Expensive Running Shoes Are Not Better Than More Affordable Running Shoes (Study)

Based on 134,867 reviews of 391 running shoes from 24 brands, this study compare the list price of running shoes with how well rated they are. The key conclusion is that expensive running shoes are not better than more affordable ones. In fact, inexpensive running shoes are better rated than expensive ones. Feel free to use any content (graphics, comments etc.) as long as you refer to this original source. For interviews, please reach out at lina@run[…]


Marathon World Record Over Time (Infographic)

Marathon World Record Over Time (Infographic)

We have compiled information about the marathon world record over time, which is illustrated in the infographic below. As you see, we have done great improvements. In the graphic you will find 1) the progress in the world record for men and women, 2) what nations has had the marathon world record the most times and 3) where in the world has the record been beaten the most. The progress over time in the world marathon record Since the year 1900 the marathon record has[…]


Research: Women Are Better Runners Than Men

Research: Women Are Better Runners Than Men

Danish research have revealed intriguing results from the most exhaustive study of marathon results in history. The study included 1.815.091 marathon results from 131 marathons. The new research concludes that women are 18.61% better than men at running with a controlled and consistent pace when comparing results for the first and the last part of the marathon. The research also suggest that both men and women burn out significantly and could improve their mara[…]


Research: Marathon Performance Across Nations

Research: Marathon Performance Across Nations

In this study, we compared the marathon performance across nations. With a database of 2,195,588 marathon results, this analysis is the largest in history. Below you will find infographics, tables, and interactive maps. Feel free to use any information on this page as long as you refer to the source. Growth in Popularity of Marathon Running Marathon running is popular, but not equally around the world. The worldwide growth from 2009 to 2014 was +13.25%. Women are[…]


Top 12 Running Shoe Lacing Techniques and Knots (Infographic)

Top 12 Running Shoe Lacing Techniques and Knots (Infographic)

We spent 284 hours researching and testing lacing techniques for running shoes. Here, you’ll find our best recommendations. Enjoy.     In running, there are a lot of factors that could secure the fit and comfort of the feet. Even if your shoes feel great during your first try, there could be times that the upper construction will rub on your foot the wrong way. Each pair of feet is unique, which is why using the right lacing technique and proper knot[…]