Strava reveals which cities are home to fastest runners and most marathoners

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For runners with a competitive side, Strava has just released data that endurance athletes can use to compare themselves to others across the globe.

Strava has a new data visualization platform called Insights which shows the fitness habits of similar communities in 12 major active international cities.  Athletes or those interested in fitness data can now get statistics from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Sydney.

Strava is giving everything most popular routes, cities with the fastest runners, cities with the most marathoners and facts like most actives times of day in each city.

Users will also be able to see instructive heat maps showing where bike and run commuters travel most frequently. Curious about how athletes in major global cities stack up? Here are some of the rankings so far:

City that is the most active before work: Sydney, Australia

45% of bike rides and 30% of runs happen between 5:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Who are the world’s fastest city dwellers?

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