Strava, the GPS-based app and online platform that connects a virtual community of runners and cyclists, recently released some interesting 2015 data plucked from 71,944,680 miles and 14 million runs uploaded in the U.S. during 2015.
Some interesting state-by-state comparisons came up:
— California was the most active state, logging 3,490,235 activities in 2015—far ahead of runner-up Texas (860,021) and third-place New York (688,237).
— Massachusetts was the nation’s fastest state with an average pace of 8:56 per mile—one second faster than Washington, D.C. Tiny Rhode Island checked in third at 9:02/mi.
— Montana boasts the hilliest terrain, averaging 403 feet of elevation gain per run, beating out Wyoming by 10 feet.
— Louisiana averaged just 26 feet of elevation gain per run, the flattest in the country.
Here’s a look at some other numbers that stood out from Strava’s data:
— Men recorded an average pace of 9:03/mi, while women checked in at 10:21/mi.
— Women logged an average running distance of 4.4 miles, while men put up 5.1 on average.
— Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 was the most active day for Strava users worldwide, with 271,413,904 miles uploaded.
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