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Referees’ Home-Bias in Football Disappears without Audience [Study]

Referees’ Home-Bias in Football Disappears without Audience [Study]

We analyzed referees’ performances in 1283 games from the top four European football leagues in 2019-20 to bring you these findings.   Key Findings:  Home-team advantage has disappeared from refereeing decisions since leagues have restarted. The number of fouls per game has remained consistent to pre-COVID matches, and while yellow cards for home teams has also stayed consistent, the average number of yellow cards per game awarded to away sides[…]


101 Tips to Hike (Like a Pro) With Your Kids

101 Tips to Hike (Like a Pro) With Your Kids

  You used to love getting out onto the trail, letting the sun warm your skin, and exploring nature. Then you had kids… Now you’re unsure how to still have fun in the sun with Jr. in tow. Don’t be afraid, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to hiking with your tot designed to help you feel confident on your next kid-friendly adventure. This is not your typical “how-to” guide for hiking. There’s no briefing on the 1[…]


Racial Bias in Football Commentary (Study): The Pace and Power Effect

Racial Bias in Football Commentary (Study): The Pace and Power Effect

  RunRepeat, in partnership with The Professional Footballers' Association, has analyzed 2,073 statements from commentators in 80 soccer matches from the 2019/20 season. This is the first time a study of this kind has been conducted to understand if there is a difference in the way the soccer media talks about players of different skin color. The comments discussed 643 unique players of various races and skin tones.   Key findings The findings show bias[…]


Is Russian Doping What It Appears To Be?

Is Russian Doping What It Appears To Be?

This analysis covers 29,190 results achieved by 354 Russian athletes, dispersed over 4,691 events, during the 1993-2019 period.      Given the current controversy regarding doping at the Olympic Games, with a specific focus on Russian athletes, we decided to see what the actual numbers have to say. For this purpose, we focused only on athletics (track and field) and analyzed the results of Russian athletes who competed at the Summer Olympic Games duri[…]


Exercise is Up 88% During COVID-19 [12,913 Person Study]

Exercise is Up 88% During COVID-19 [12,913 Person Study]

  The world is in crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between government lockdowns, layoffs, furloughs, work from home mandates, school closures, and sports facility shutdowns, we wanted to understand how this virus is affecting the exercise habits of people around the globe.  We surveyed 12,913 participants from 139 countries between March 24th and March 30th to gather data on how Coronavirus has changed their physical activity routines. Surprisingly,[…]


Gyms Reopening: 46.67% of Members Won’t Return [Study]

Gyms Reopening: 46.67% of Members Won’t Return [Study]

  In the face of this pandemic, some places are beginning their initial stages of reopening. With the disruption this crisis is having on the fitness industry, we wanted to understand how gym members feel about gyms reopening. We surveyed 10,824 gym members to learn if they plan to return to gyms upon reopening and whether they will be keeping their memberships or not. The survey was run on RunRepeat.com, between April 24th and May 1st, including respondents fro[…]


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 million 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[…]


Most Competitive Soccer Leagues in Europe [Analysis]

Most Competitive Soccer Leagues in Europe [Analysis]

  We, at RunRepeat, looked at the results of 18,260 games from the last 10 seasons of the top 5 European soccer leagues – Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 - to bring you some answers.   Key Findings: La Liga and Premier League have been responsible for producing the most exciting title races in the last decade. 4 of the last 10 title races in both leagues have been decided on the final match-day. The average gap between th[…]


Which Runners are the Most Obssessed?

Which Runners are the Most Obssessed?

  This stats page is a simple look at the participation patterns of runners in the 5 most common distances - 5K, 10K, Half marathon, Marathon and Ultra. In the next tables, we show what % of the runners run 1, 2, 3, etc. or more races in a particular distance, per year, to see which distance has the most insatiable participants that keep coming back for more. We've decided to call this metric Obsession.    Key Findings  Ultrarunnin[…]


"American" EuroLeague: 119% more USA players after 20 seasons

"American" EuroLeague: 119% more USA players after 20 seasons

We analyzed 2,581 players from 85 Euroleague teams from 2000-01 to 2019-20 season. The focus was on players from the USA, and their continued growth over the years.   Summary: USA players dominate the Euroleague:  Share of Americans in the Euroleague grew by 119% since the 2000-01 season. Their minutes share in the league grew by 84%, and points share by 76% since the first EL season. Europeans are declining in the Euroleague, dropping by 27% since th[…]