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[…]


Asics Launches Gel Kayano 26: The Latest Iteration of the Brand’s All-Time Favorite Stability Shoe

Asics Launches Gel Kayano 26: The Latest Iteration of the Brand’s All-Time Favorite Stability Shoe

This is a partner story with Asics.  Asics has released the Kayano 26 (see our review here), the newest version of its flagship stability series which has been used by runners of all levels for 26 years. As a Kayano fan myself, I am excited to see what the Gel Kayano 26 has to offer! See our review page here and all colorways on Asics' official website here. The Gel Kayano has always been a popular shoe model and with its dedication to excellence, Asics cont[…]


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[…]


Why You Are 12% More Likely to Run a Marathon At a Milestone Age?

Why You Are 12% More Likely to Run a Marathon At a Milestone Age?

In this article, we focused on the age distribution of marathon finishers. And we were looking for the patterns in the participants' age.   For this research, we have analyzed 2,340,118 results of marathon finishers from 148 races.  Also, we interviewed 7 experts and asked for their observations and explanation of the visible trends.     Feel free to use any material from this page, as long as you refer to this original source.[…]


The Dog Race Database: Fido, Fitness and Fun

The Dog Race Database: Fido, Fitness and Fun

Eager to lace up your shoes and hit the trails with a furry friend? Look no further. Click the Dog Race Finder below to search the largest, most comprehensive database and find a dog-friendly walk or run near you! [dog_races] *If you would like to add a dog-friendly walk/run to the database, or would like any changes/updates made to your event, email Sadi at sadi@runrepeat.com.   Dog Friendly Events Reshaping America: The Research Did you see a dog at the[…]


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[…]