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,[…]


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[…]


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[…]


82 Stats on Dunks in the NBA

82 Stats on Dunks in the NBA

"I always used slam-dunking as a tool for intimidation." - Dominique Wilkins   The purpose of this page is to provide detailed stats about dunks in the NBA league. Feel free to use this information as long as you link to the original source.  The page stats are taken from RunRepeat's database of 169,734 dunks made in the NBA since the 2000-01 season.   Navigation League trends Dunks in the NBA over time Player impact on team dunks Share of dun[…]


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[…]