Aussies have never been slower

Aussies have never been slower

For this study, we analyzed all available marathon results from all marathons conducted in Australia from the year 2000 to 2016. Our database consists of 183,061 results from 154 different races. And the conclusion is clear - Australians are getting slower.  In this study, we analyze how Australian finish times are changing. Also, we examine the influence of some health parameters on their overall performance.  Feel free to use any material of this page as lo[…]


Runner's Sex Guide

Runner's Sex Guide

Aerobic exercise is meant to work best for weight loss. Many would say that running is best for the purpose, and this opinion is well-grounded. However, we need to admit: there may be another way to get fit, equally as effective and joyful. It’s called sex. Sex can increase running stamina and effectively improve your running routine, if not make you happier and healthier on daily basis. We gathered the proof that sex is the “night shifter” of runnin[…]


How do you measure up? The runners percentile calculator

How do you measure up? The runners percentile calculator

Compare your running time to the time of your fellow runners. Results are based on 35 million results collected in the last 20 years from more than 28,000 races.    [marketing_calculator] Using this calculator you can see how many people, in general, are slower than you at the distance you are competing at. Also, you can compare yourself to the people of your gender and age group.  For a detailed analysis of American runners, check this state compariso[…]


Who’s faster? The Ultimate State Comparison for Marathons (Test Yourself)

Who’s faster? The Ultimate State Comparison for Marathons (Test Yourself)

For this study, we analyzed 5,704,281 results from 3,828 marathon races. All the races taken into account had a minimum of 2,000 participants.  We recently published our mega-study on Americans getting slower and were curious to see how the individual states are performing. Do all states conform to the overall trend?  Feel free to use any material from this page, as long as you refer to this original source.       We've also created a too[…]


71 benefits of running backed by science

71 benefits of running backed by science

20 - 25 minutes of running can transform your mind, body, and soul. This is not hyperbole. All these benefits are backed by various scientific studies. When you read about just one or two benefits, it is easy to overlook and continue with your sedentary routine. We wanted to create something more powerful. Something that is hard to ignore. So, we reviewed and compiled hundreds of studies to present the incredible, almost life-changing effects of running. Caution: The[…]


How much is Global Warming slowing down runners

How much is Global Warming slowing down runners

We’ve analyzed 4,307,567 marathon results from 1,727 marathons. In our previous article, we concluded that American runners have never been slower. In this article, we look at the how much of the slow down is caused by increasing temperatures.     Global temperature increase We used the data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to estimate the rate at which the average annual temperature is changing. We established that the avera[…]


Size don’t matter – D.C. outruns its neighbours for the last 8 years

Size don’t matter – D.C. outruns its neighbours for the last 8 years

For this study, we have analyzed 2,373,724 results from 28,732 running races. We compared Washington D.C. to its neighbor states Virginia and Maryland, and added also Pennsylvania and West Virginia, because of their proximity. And D.C. has the best runners in all most popular running distances - 5 Kilometer, 10 Kilometer, Half Marathon, and Marathon. Feel free to use any material from this page, as long as you refer to this original source.     Results fr[…]


This Map Shows the Most Health Conscious Countries in the World

This Map Shows the Most Health Conscious Countries in the World

Google gets more than 100 billion searches in a month. People search for everything that's on their minds. This makes Google Trends a great source to see people's interest. We have used Google Trends to find the most health conscious countries and turned our findings into a world map.     If there’s a growing trend for searches like turmeric, it shows that people are taking interest in healthy food and ingredients. A rising trend&[…]


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[…]