Strava Insights Reveals France Has The Fastest Runners

Posted: Oct 6 2015, 2:45am CDT | by , in News | Latest Sports News


Strava Insights Reveals France has the Fastest Runners
Strava Insights

The Challenge is on. Fitness app Strava is pitching runners and cyclists of cities against each other.

Fitness tracking company Strava has launched a new interactive data platform, Strava Insights, which highlights new running and cycling data from the world’s 12 most active cities.

Strava Insights provides a comparison of cyclists and runners. With a dataset that is growing by more than 5 million activities per week, and comprises nearly a trillion GPS data points, Strava is a leader in global running and cycling data.

“Strava Insights is the culmination of analyzing billions of GPS data points and millions of athlete activities, giving never-seen-before insight into cycling and running behaviors in 12 key global cities,” said Davis Kitchel, co-founder of Strava and Strava Geo lead. "We want to give our millions of athletes a fascinating view of how their own activities compare with their fellow community members both near and far.”

The Strava Insights platform refreshes each week and shows the last 12 months of data from Strava members, allowing comparison between the 12 most active cities. As it stands, more than 30 million activities have been uploaded in the last year across these cities.

Cities in Strava Insights include: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Sydney.

A 20 million cycling activities alone have been logged on Strava across the 12 most active cities in the past year, which has unveiled some interesting insights:

Most active cycling city: London logged more than 7 million rides in 12 months. The most active cycling city in the U.S. is San Francisco (2.4 million rides), ranked third behind London and Amsterdam, and just ahead of Los Angeles.

Fastest running city: Parisian runners have the fastest average pace, with 8:56 minutes per mile, besting New York City, the fastest running city in the U.S., by 19 seconds.

The Challenge is on. How can the French be the fastest runners? New Yorkers, what is up with that?

Who are the world’s fastest city runners? 

Paris — 8:56/mi (avg. pace)

London — 9:00/mi

Berlin — 9:11/mi & Melbourne — 9:11/mi

Milan — 9:13/mi

New York City — 9:15/mi

Amsterdam — 9:19/mi

Sydney — 9:33/mi

Barcelona — 9:41/mi

San Francisco — 9:47/mi

Los Angeles — 10:26/mi

São Paulo — 10:45/mi

Which city runs the farthest?

Paris — 6.2 miles (avg. distance)

Barcelona — 5.9 mi & Milan — 5.9 mi

Berlin — 5.8 mi

Amsterdam — 5.2 mi

New York City — 5 mi & San Francisco — 5 mi.

London — 4.8 miles

Los Angeles — 4.7 mi & Melbourne — 4.7 mi

São Paulo — 4.8 mi

Sydney — 4.6 mi 

Which city runs the most marathons?  

London — 12,888 (completed over 12 months)

San Francisco —5,479

Amsterdam — 4,678

Los Angeles — 4,528

Paris —  4,200

Barcelona — 3,485

New York City — 2,698

Melbourne — 2,255

Sydney — 1,912

Berlin — 1,397

Milan — 1,241

São Paulo — 1,170 

Which city cyclists ride the farthest? 

Milan – 33.7 miles (avg. distance)

Barcelona — 25.9 mi

Amsterdam — 27.3 mi

Paris — 23.4 mi

Los Angeles — 20.8 

Berlin — 19.8 & São Paulo — 19.8

Sydney — 19.7 & Melbourne — 19.7

San Francisco — 18.4

New York City — 17.4

London —16.1 mi

Which city cyclists ride the most? 

London — 7,052,729 (uploads over 12 months)

Amsterdam — 2,760,418

San Francisco — 2,380,633

Los Angeles — 2,160,023

Melbourne — 1,665,635

Sydney — 1,392,290

Barcelona — 865,661

São Paulo — 767,234

New York City — 738,451

Milan — 563,778

Paris — 529,692

Berlin — 288,182

Strava Insights launched today here

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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