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Ditch the Polar Vortex: 5 Best Winter Hiking Destinations in the US

Ditch the Polar Vortex: 5 Best Winter Hiking Destinations in the US

  Across the United States, there are countless locations for those who are diehard fanatics to hike during the cold winter months. Challenging and as icy cold as a fireless hearth, these trails are ideal for those who are willing to pull out the snowshoes, AT skis, or crampons to tackle the trickiest winter hikes. This article, however, is not focused on the icy or snow-lined trails. While we have mad respect for those who ice pick their way up the side of a mo[…]


95 Games: Jose Mourinho's Shelf Life [Data Analysis]

95 Games: Jose Mourinho's Shelf Life [Data Analysis]

There’s been a narrative around Jose Mourinho for years now -- the tricky third season. It feels like he repeats the same pattern at every club he goes to. Season 1: Improve the team and win the league or challenge for the titleSeason 2: Win the league and challenge in EuropeSeason 3: Implode But is this actually true? What does the data tell us? Well… it turns out after analyzing the results of all of Jose Mourinho’s 909 competitive matches as a m[…]


Rocket City Marathon Runners Have Never Been Slower

Rocket City Marathon Runners Have Never Been Slower

If you want the data for your race analyzed, please contact Vania Nikolova, Ph.D. at vania@runrepeat.com.     Key Result We have analyzed the data for the Rocket city marathon from 1995 to 2017 and we have found that the participants are slowing down.     And this trend is statistically significant.  Because the Rocket city marathon is a Boston qualifier we also looked at the percentage of qualifiers - and it's dropping.  […]


67 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA - In-depth Research

67 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA - In-depth Research

“You can’t teach height” -  Red Auerbach In the game of basketball, especially in the NBA, where the game is played “above the rim”, one of the most important talents is height - out of two players who possess the identical skill set, the taller player has the advantage over the smaller one. RunRepeat team decided to put height under the microscope. The initial goal and purpose of this research was the evolution of heig[…]


Why You Shouldn't Diet

Why You Shouldn't Diet

  Do you want to: prevent future weight gain; increase your sensitivity to hunger and satiety cues; reduce the chance of eating disorders; reduce your proneness to disease; improve your body image; reduce stress; feel more agent and in control; and improve your self-esteem. Then for fuck’s sake stop dieting!     Why this article? My name is Vania, I am 32 and I have been painfully aware that I am fat since I was 4. I started die[…]


78 Science Backed Benefits of Weightlifting for Seniors

78 Science Backed Benefits of Weightlifting for Seniors

  The aging process is a daunting and inevitable one.Which is why effort and action must be taken to improve the overall health, longevity, and quality of life. Despite this, 80% of adults are not engaging in enough physical activity to reach prescribed guidelines. In general, but especially for seniors, inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle are extremely dangerous. What are the dangers exactly? Increased risk of serious adverse health conditions such as blood pre[…]


America’s 15 Most Livable Hiking Towns

America’s 15 Most Livable Hiking Towns

  If hiking is your true passion, look no further. We’ve scoured the web and created the ultimate list of places to live for the true trail addict. Why wait until you retire to do the things you love? Move to a town that embodies the hiking culture you dream about and never look back. Finding the best towns in America for the hiking die hard was not an easy task. We compiled a list of hundreds of communities previously highlighted throughout top publicatio[…]


Most World Cup Talent Are Born in France (Data Analysis)

Most World Cup Talent Are Born in France (Data Analysis)

We set out to find the city with the most football stardust in their water. The short answer, it's the one on the river Seine. However, we stumbled on some intruiging results on a national level as well. In the last two decades France have graced the football masses with more talent at the World Cup than any other country. We are not even counting the 1998 triumph on home soil.      52 representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup were born in France Th[…]


Fun in the Mud - Trends In Obstacle Course Racing

Fun in the Mud - Trends In Obstacle Course Racing

In this article, we explore the development of obstacle course racing (OCR) in the last 8 years. For this reason, we have analyzed 3,698,112 results from 1,825 events held in the USA between 2010 and 2017.     Key Result The following graphs show that obstacle course racing has become increasingly more popular over the last 8 years. Attracting ever more participants. The data also shows, that in 2015 a saturation of the market occurs. And since then the n[…]


The Complete Science-Backed Guide to Lifting Shoes: Barefoot and Beyond

The Complete Science-Backed Guide to Lifting Shoes: Barefoot and Beyond

    Why do we wear shoes? I mean, it isn’t like cavemen used to camp outside for 2-3 days to cop the freshest pair of shoes from the Air Jordan Hunter Gatherer collection. Yet, they seemed to have done alright fighting to survive day in and day out. Nowadays everyone always has a pair of shoes on unless they are swimming or showering. Hell, I have never even seen my own dad’s feet (true story). But why is that? Do shoes improve our physical cap[…]