Marathons, snow sports and international travel have all returned to pre-pandemic levels, while hiking and trail sports continue to grow in popularity.
San Francisco, December 7, 2022 /PR Newswire/ — Stravais the leading social platform for athletes with over 100 million members and today announced the release of its 2022 edition. sports year data report. The highly anticipated annual report concludes the year by revealing global trends in sports and active transportation, celebrating an athlete’s achievements and commemorating stories from his Strava community around the world.
The 2022 survey results show which ‘new normal’ routines are taking hold, from the persistent popularity of trail sports, to changing commuting patterns, to how we share aspects of our lives with friends through technology and group activities. I’m here.
The percentage of runners completing a marathon has almost doubled compared to 2021. This shows that the pandemic-era runner wants to keep his shoes laced up and stand his start line together after years of social distancing. The fastest growing sports were played in closed communal spaces in the first year of the pandemic, with international travel booming and uploads outside the athlete’s home country in the past year His activity increased by 101%.
“The global trends in this year’s data show tremendous energy for the work we can do together. It is amplified when you share all aspects of your social life with your community and can inspire others.” Michael Horvath, CEO of Strava. “Anyone looking for an active life can find his machine of motivation on Strava: tools to explore with confidence, goals and insights to keep you on track, and a community to cheer you on. .”
With over 40 sport types, everyone on Strava has done 2022 their own way. Here are the highlights of Year In Sport from the Strava community:
- Trail sports are having their time right now: Hiking on Strava has tripled in popularity over the past three years, with 52% of athletes uploading trail activities to Strava by 2022.
- E-bikes stay here: The percentage of cyclists using e-bikes on Strava has increased 26% this year, and those who ride e-bikes are 30% more likely to commute than those who don’t. . In 2022, bike commuting has nearly recovered to his 2019 levels and is much more likely to occur on Tuesdays/Wednesdays than Mondays.
- Communities inspire longer, farther activities: Paired athletes were longer in both time and distance than when solo, and often even longer in groups of three or more.
- Racing is back and the marathon is the hottest ticket: Nearly double the percentage of runners running marathons on Strava compared to 2021.
- International travel is almost back to pre-pandemic levels. The percentage of athletes uploading activities outside their home country has increased by 101% since last year. That’s just 3% off the pre-pandemic numbers in 2019.
To see the full data report and the most popular hiking, biking and running locations around the world, go here. sports year online.
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