Strava has unveiled its annual report, presenting a comprehensive overview of the application’s statistics. Among the noteworthy figures, a clear trend emerges: the number of athletes who completed a marathon in 2022 has experienced a significant upswing compared to 2021.
Undoubtedly, one of the post-Covid effects is the notable rise in marathon participation in 2022 compared to the previous year. This stands out as a key highlight in Strava’s annual report. Each year, the application discloses statistics from various activities recorded over the past twelve months.
Prominent among the highlighted data is a statistic concerning marathon participation. In comparison to 2021, the percentage of athletes completing a marathon nearly doubled in 2022. This figure can be attributed to the resurgence of races following years marked by the impact of Covid and numerous cancellations.
In France, the number of runners completing a marathon has surged by a factor of 2.9. This represents the second most significant increase, following closely behind the Netherlands, where the number of marathon participants multiplied by 3.7 compared to 2021.
The proportion of athletes tackling marathons is on the rise, aligning with a broader trend of users embracing longer distances. Beyond the marathon, Strava reveals that, in 2022, cyclists recorded notably longer rides, indicating a prevailing inclination towards extended endurance activities.