The Year in Running and Cycling, According to Strava Data

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We all want to run as far away from 2016 as possible. No one has made that more evident than Strava users — who posted more than 4,225,324,107 miles of cycling and running workouts over the course of the past year.

Aside from that particular mind-crunching sum, other numbers that the run- and cycle-tracking app compiled to document 2016’s stats were just as surprising, impressive, and crazy.

Strava users posted 304 million workouts this year — that’s about 832,876 workouts a day.

Three users tracked their summit of Mount Everest on the app — one being Cory Richards, who made the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen and was the face behind the endlessly entertaining #EverestNoFilter Snapchat account. (Who knew you could be so connected on the world’s tallest mountain?)

Strava user Pete Kostelnick tracked his entire 3,000-mile world record run across the United States with the app, averaging 72 miles a day.

9.6 activities were recorded on Strava every second of 2016. That’s nearly the pace of a hummingbird’s wing speed.

10.5 million workouts uploaded this year weren’t bike rides or runs, and included hiking, swimming, rowing, weightlifting, surfing, skiing, and rock climbing. Guess Strava isn’t just for runners and cyclists anymore.

All 100 miles of the infamous Hardrock 100 race in Colorado were recorded on Strava by both “co-winners” of the race — ultrarunning legend Killian Jornet and Jason Schlarb https://www.strava.com/activities/658966466. Check out Jornet’s average pace: 11:35/mile for 100 miles. Oof.

Only 40 athletes of the millions who use the app logged an activity every single day in 2016. No off-days for these athletes.

Jax Mariash Koudele ran all 776.7 miles of the Grand Slam Plus — a series of five ultra races across the roughest terrain in the world — to become the first woman to complete the challenge. Making it outside this winter for a couple 5ks doesn’t seem so bad now.

79,879 Strava users uploaded their commute to work on May 10, 2016, which was the first-ever Global Bike to Work Day. Collectively, this saved roughly 514 tons of carbon emissions by forgoing cars for bikes for one day.

450,930 races were run this year — from the Boston Marathon to Olympic Trials and the local Turkey Trot — were tracked on Strava.