It Helps to Know How to Fly

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Not a shocker but the more you fly, the faster you’ll finish a marathon.  Flight ratio is an indicator of efficiency, so we were particularly interested to look at our data from the 2015 NYC Marathon to analyze breakdown of flight ratio over finish times. We discovered flight ratio is much more strongly correlated to finish times than the infamous 180 … Read More

Steps & Gs (NYC 2015 Marathon)

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It takes 32,000 steps to finish a marathon in 3 hours. Since we know runners in that category are in the air longer, it makes sense that more time means more steps. But how many? Turns out, about 4,000 steps for each additional 30 minutes. For those who finished after 5.5 hours, that means they take 50% more steps than the … Read More