Who’s faster? The Ultimate State Comparison for Marathons

Who’s faster? The Ultimate State Comparison for Marathons

For this study, we analyzed 19.6 results from over 16 thousand marathon races. We recently published our mega-study on the state of running, where we found that the world, and in particular, the marathoners from the US are getting slower. We became curious to see how the 50 individual states +D.C. are performing.   Feel free to use any material from this page, as long as you refer to this original source.     We've also created a tool that can[…]


The State of Ultra Running 2020

The State of Ultra Running 2020

  In this study, we explore the trends in ultra running over the last 23 years. We have analyzed 5,010,730 results from 15,451 ultra running events, making this the largest study ever done on the sport.    Key results Female ultra runners are faster than male ultra runners at distances over 195 miles. The longer the distance the shorter the gender pace gap. In 5Ks men run 17.9% faster than women, at marathon distance the difference is just 11.1%, 1[…]


133 stats on 5K running races in the US

133 stats on 5K running races in the US

  The purpose of this page is to provide detailed stats about the 5Ks in the US. Feel free to use this information as long as you link to the original source.    The data for this statistics page is a result of the collaboration between the IAAF and RunRepeat.com. The stats about the 5-kilometer runs has been compiled and presented by Vania Nikolova, Ph.D. in Mathematical analysis.  If you want to compare your finish time with the rest of your f[…]


Kids Running - Best Kids & Family Friendly Races across the US

Kids Running - Best Kids & Family Friendly Races across the US

The number of obese children may rise to 70 million by 2025. That’s more than double the 32 million figure recorded in 1990. It’s not just about weight. Obesity is linked to major health problems like diabetes, heart and joint problems, disability, and even some cancers. The World Health Organization recommends at least 60 minutes or more of physical activity for school going kids but only 21% of 6 to 19 years old get to the bare minimum mark. Rather, a Kai[…]


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.[…]