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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! *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 last walk o[…]


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[…]


Compare Running Finish Times [Calculator] - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon

Compare Running Finish Times [Calculator] - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon

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.      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 comparison.  […]


74 Benefits of Running Backed by Science

74 Benefits of Running Backed by Science

Some 20 - 25 minutes of running can transform your mind, body, and soul. This is not an exaggeration. 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. C[…]


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[…]