Starting the Race Early
Analysis has discovered that runners who start the race at 6.30 am instead of 9.30 am run on average, 18 minutes longer. This shows that starting the race early may have a positive impact on your endurance.
Male Runners Are Faster
Also from looking at the differences in race timings between both genders, it is found male runners clock a performance timing that is approximately 10 minutes faster than their female counterparts.
Age Matters Little in Race
On average, the performance difference between a 20-year-old runner and an 80-year-old runner is approximately 9 seconds apart. This surprising stats reveals that with the right training and diet, athletes can maintain their fitness through the golden years.
Overseas Runners Are On the Faster Lane
Comparing Singaporean athletes against their foreign counterparts, it is realised overseas runners, who join the marathons in Singapore, are on average, only three minutes faster than home-grown runners.
Solo Runners Triumph Group Runners in Speed
On average, solo runners are 13 seconds faster than group runners. Though, as the data analysis was done on marathons, and not short sprints, the difference in timing might not be markedly significant.
The analysis is conducted using a technique called multiple regression, through Statistical Analysis System (SAS), a software suite by SAS Institute. It is used to find statistically significant relationships between demographics such as age and gender, and race timings across various events on record.
Please visit https://liv3ly.com/campaign/group-solo2016/infograph to see the animated infographic. A documentation of the analysis is available to media upon request.
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