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[…]


Where does your city rank in the Cricket World Cup rankings?

Where does your city rank in the Cricket World Cup rankings?

454 cities, 1850 players, 405 matches ... and the winner is? We know England are clear favorites to win this year’s World Cup, with India and Australia not far behind. But which city will be the favorite if cities instead of countries were competing? I analyzed the performances of more than 1,850 players from 133 World Cup squads and their birthplaces to find the answer. Here are some key findings: Sydney has produced the best overall talent. It is in the top[…]


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[…]


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 w[…]


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[…]


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[…]


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[…]


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[…]