AMSTERDAM, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Running Shoes Guru has analyzed more than 1,000,000 rows of results covering the past 30 years of the NYC Marathon by age, gender, nationality and performance. In cooperation with Statskom, a London-based statistics agency, they uncovered trends, anomalies and startling data.
Running Shoes Guru has gained worldwide recognition for their unbiased, expert reviews of running shoes, with mentions in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to Business Insider.
"The results of our analysis are quite startling," explained Ruggero Loda, the founder of Running Shoes Guru. "We analyzed 1,000,000 rows of results, dating all the way back to 1985, and with the help of Statskom, unearthed extremely interesting statistics and data."
One interesting trend is that women now comprise a significant portion of the racers running the NYC Marathon, moving from just 16% in 1970 to 40% in 2014. It's also noteworthy that while 70% of racers in 1985 were US citizens, it dropped and has remained close to 50% since the mid-1990s.
Older racers are also having a significant impact on the world's largest marathon. In 1985, most racers were 39 years old or younger. However, racers aged 40-49 and those over 50 have increasingly entered in subsequent years.
Perhaps the most startling statistic revealed is the fact that median race times have actually slowed, perhaps fueled by the increasing number of older racers. However, winning times have definitely improved, with female runners seeing the greatest decrease in time, at a rate of 8.7 seconds faster per year. Male runners only decreased times by 6.7 seconds per year.
Running Shoes Guru has only begun to analyze these results. Even more interesting, tantalizing details will emerge shortly. A more comprehensive list of findings can be found here, and Ruggero Loda is available to provide more on request.
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About Running Shoes Guru: Running Shoes Guru was founded in 2009 by Ruggero Loda, a triathlete and veteran of the sports footwear industry, to provide unbiased, expert running shoe reviews.
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