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Running data highlights

Running data highlights from 45 million runs | Infographic

Running data is invaluable when you want to keep track of your training and progress. And more often than not, it’s enough and advisable to keep your eyes on your own track.

But, being the curious cats that we are, sometimes our attention wanders off to what others are doing. Many of us would give an arm and a leg to take a glance at our neighbour’s running data and indulge ourselves in a little playful (or serious) comparison.

The problem is there’s no way to get your hands on actual cold hard numbers of your fellow runners’ performance.

Or is there?

We cracked the door to our (anonymized) data vault and pulled out some numbers to reveal the hidden wonders of the world of running.

CHECK OUT THIS POLAR running data wrap-up TO DISCOVER:

  • What’s the most popular running distance around the globe?
  • Who run farther: The French or the Italian?
  • Can you keep up with the pace of the Polish?
  • Which places in the world offer runners the most ups and downs?
  • How time spent in different heart rate zones differs in maximum training and tempo training?
  • What’s the best time of the day to run?


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Please note that the information provided in the Polar Blog articles cannot replace individual advice from health professionals. Please consult your physician before starting a new fitness program.

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