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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[…]


50+ Ways Strength Training for Golf Improves Performance

50+ Ways Strength Training for Golf Improves Performance

We researched and analyzed over 130 scientific studies in order to investigate the effect of strength training for golf on performance. As a result, we identified more than 50 ways strength training improves golf performance.    Key Findings Strength training has been shown to increase driving distance in golf by as much as 10.9% in as little as 8 weeks.   The overall carry distance also increases with strength training, with studies reporting[…]


13 Most Viral Sports Moments of 2019

13 Most Viral Sports Moments of 2019

  Using data from BuzzSumo, we have curated the 13 most viral sports stories of 2019. These are the stories that captured the imagination of the public on social media across Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. In a great year for women’s sport, 7 of the 13 most viral stories shared this year, were about women’s sports. This perhaps shows that the appetite is there and with added buy-in from the male dominated governing bodies, we can start to work towards[…]


Black Friday 36.3% More Expensive [Pricing Analysis]

Black Friday 36.3% More Expensive [Pricing Analysis]

Is Black Friday the cheapest day to buy stuff? After investigating the two largest markets - clothing and tech - the answer is a firm no. In this pricing analysis study, we analyzed 1.4 million prices of 4,024 sneakers from more than 200 retailers over the past 3 years to understand the relationship between prices on Black Friday and the rest of the year. We also analyzed one of the 5 most popular products from 3 different tech categories on Amazon to understand if th[…]


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[…]


The Ultimate Analysis of NBA Salaries [1991-2019]

The Ultimate Analysis of NBA Salaries [1991-2019]

  Summary We spent 3 months conducting the largest research on salaries in the NBA league. The database contains 12,211 NBA players’ salaries dating from 1990-91 to the 2018-19 season, with a total of 2,244 different players playing in the NBA over this time. The research spreads over 6 different CBA agreements, with the last one (2017) still ongoing.   Key takeaways: The average salary in the NBA has increased more than 7x since the 1990-91 seas[…]


150 Basketball Movies - the Ultimate Guide

150 Basketball Movies - the Ultimate Guide

"Basketball is like poetry in motion; cross the guy to the left, take him back to the right, he's fallin back, then just J right in his face. Then you look at him and say, "What?" " - Jesus Shuttlesworth, He Got Game (1998)   As a truly global sport, basketball has spread its influence way above the sports sphere. The game has become a part of the music culture, fashion, and cinema, among others. We collected every single basketball movie in one[…]


323,776 Reviews Say "Expensive Workout Shoes Aren't Worth It"

323,776 Reviews Say "Expensive Workout Shoes Aren't Worth It"

  Are expensive workout shoes worth it? This study analyzed 323,776 reviews of 336 workout shoes from 20 different brands. The analysis focused on the pricing, rating, and savings for shoes across the entire category as well as individual brands.  The data makes it clear that expensive workout shoes are not better than more affordable ones.  In fact, the inexpensive workout shoes are overall rated better than the more expensive workout shoe options.[…]


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[…]


21st Century NBA Team Values Analysis

21st Century NBA Team Values Analysis

  In 2001, the NBA generated $2.5 billion in revenue from its teams. Ten years later it was $4 billion, and in 2018, the revenue grew to $8 billion. NBA teams are earning more and more money for their owners, so it's not surprising that the value of NBA teams also rises each year. This article will focus on changes in NBA teams' market values in the 21st century, and how/if the on-court performance affects the value of the team.   Summary On average, a[…]