Marathon Statistics 2019 Worldwide (Research)

Marathon Statistics 2019 Worldwide (Research)

NOTE: This report has been updated. See the most recent report on the state of running 2019 here presented at The Global Running Conference hosted by the IAAF in China June 2019. It includes data back from 1986 until today and covers more than 100 million race results from more than 70,000 races.   ----- Below is the previous report: ----- We spend 6 months to conduct the largest study of race results ever. It contains 19,614,975 marathon results from[…]


The Most Popular Euroleague Teams

The Most Popular Euroleague Teams

Summary: Fans of Euroleague teams fill 68% of their arenas capacities on average Only 2 teams (Zalgiris and Maccabi) gather more than 90% of their arena's capacity 7 teams in total have above the average attendance regarding the arena capacity %, and 9 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 with 4.5%[…]


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[…]


33 Couples Yoga Poses to Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

33 Couples Yoga Poses to Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

From Instagram gurus, major publications, family and friends to your work colleagues, it is hard to go very long without hearing about yoga. We get it. Yoga is a great form of exercise with a long list of benefits. The thing is though, the majority of yoga practitioners partake in it as a form of individualistic practice. However, there is more to yoga than meets the “third” eye. Couples yoga is a shared experience focused more on the connection with one[…]


Shortest vs Tallest NBA Player -Dive Into the Extremes of the NBA

Shortest vs Tallest NBA Player -Dive Into the Extremes of the NBA

  Will you have a better playing career if you are the shortest or tallest NBA player? It seems logical that the game played "above the rim" should be more suitable for the "giants". However, we did an in-depth analysis of players who led the league in height and their colleagues on the other side of the scale. It turns out that, unless your name is Wilt Chamberlain or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, tallest players are not more successful than their shorter fellas. In fac[…]


Stronglifts 5x5 Workout - Best Strength Training Program for Beginners

Stronglifts 5x5 Workout - Best Strength Training Program for Beginners

  The fitness industry is littered with fad workouts that tell you what to do, how to do it, and promise amazing results. They come. They go. And a new one is born. The 5x5 workout is not one of those fads. This training program has stood the test of time having originated in 1960 by the legendary bodybuilder, Reg Park. It has lived on since then. It has taken on different forms throughout the years into versions with the help of experts like Bill Starr or Mark[…]


114 of the Best Hiking and Adventure Quotes of All Time

114 of the Best Hiking and Adventure Quotes of All Time

  From time to time we all need a little inspiration, so we’ve assembled the largest collection of adventure and hiking quotes on the web. These quotes are by famous naturalists like John Muir, climbers like Sir Edmund Hillary, and explorers, poets, industry leaders, or authors who were inspired by the great outdoors. We have selected some quotes by famous adventurers, while others are simply about hiking, nature, or being outside, but all will light[…]


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[…]


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.  […]