Want to stay up to date on the latest press releases and news about studies in the running, cycling and triathlon industries? Scroll below to view all endurance sport studies.
October 22, 2021
Why Am I So Tired After Working Out? It Could Be ‘Exercise Intolerance.’
Medical researchers are learning more about a condition that prevents exercise at levels that should be normal for an individual’s age, size and fitness level. Wall Street Journal
October 17, 2021
Can eating hot peppers improve endurance performance?
A recent systematic review of research concluded that capsaicinoids, the compounds responsible for giving spicy foods their kick, improve performance during exercise, and may even may help you become a better runner. Canadian Running
October 14, 2021
The Secret to Better Running? Try Distraction
To make running seem easier, try paying attention to anything other than your body. That’s according to a fascinating new study of the ways in which how we focus as we move can affect how we feel as we move. NYT
October 9, 2021
NYC cycling surge: 530K daily bike trips represents 26% increase in recent years
On Thursday, the Department of Transportation released its annual Cycling in the City report, detailing the steady increase in daily cycling in New York City in recent years. NYC saw approximately 530,000 daily bike trips in 2019, a 3.9% increase from the 510,000 daily trips in last year’s report. The...
October 8, 2021
GiveSignup | RunSignup Q3 Trends Data Show a Persistent Hybrid Model, Some Reversion to Demographic Norms
Moorestown, NJ – GiveSignup | RunSignup, the leading technology provider for endurance and fundraising events, released preliminary registration data through Q3 of 2021 to provide key metrics on the recovery of the events industry. The data shows continued recovery and consistent success of in-person events, as well as a lingering...
October 7, 2021
Study finds Nike and Asics models are the top performance shoes
A recent study by researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Tex., compared a number of popular carbon-plated running shoes to determine which models had the biggest effect on running economy (defined as how far and how fast you can run, given the energy available), compared to a traditional...
October 5, 2021
No, Running Doesn’t Wear Down Your Cartilage. It Strengthens Your Joints.
Numerous studies have shown that, contrary to what your sedentary friends may sometimes argue, running does not cause arthritis. New research shows, in fact, that running may actually help strengthen your joints against future wear and tear. Podium Runner
October 4, 2021
FIFA, Orreco to Study Menstruation’s Impact on Women’s Soccer Player Performance
FIFA is launching a new study on the health and performance of female soccer players in partnership with Western Sydney University and Orreco, a company that analyzes athlete blood tests to recommend recovery and training programs. The study will examine phases of menstrual cycles among professional women’s soccer players through blood and urine...
September 29, 2021
Study: women’s hearts respond differently to marathon training than men’s
A recent study looking at the differences between male and female marathoners found that women’s hearts actually respond differently than men’s after training for a marathon. Researchers found that women who have completed multiple marathons do not have reduced left ventricle function or aortic stiffness compared to male marathoners or female recreationally...
September 29, 2021
Why Exercise Is More Important Than Weight Loss for a Longer Life
For better health and a longer life span, exercise is more important than weight loss, especially if you are overweight or obese, according to an interesting new review of the relationships between fitness, weight, heart health and longevity. The study, which analyzed the results of hundreds of previous studies of weight loss...
September 29, 2021
Vessel Athletics Launches Resource to Simplify and Drive Healthy Hydration for Runners
SAN JOSE, Cali. (September 29, 2021)— Vessel Athletics, a functional running apparel brand set to debut in 2022, today announced its launch of a free hydration resource and Ebook titled ‘Why Creating a Custom Hydration Plan Will Improve Your Running’. This Ebook is the first of many resources to come,...
September 26, 2021
Study: do ultra-endurance events harm your long-term health?
Ultras rarely result in serious acute health problems, but research shows they may have a negative impact over time. Canadian Running
September 22, 2021
They Can Get You Disqualified, But are Thicker Shoes Faster?
The recent disqualification of the Derara Hurisa from the Vienna marathon was the first high-profile disqualification of an athlete for a violation of the new footwear rules from World Athletics on the roads. Hurisa’s shoe, the Adidas Adizero Prime X, had all the ingredients of a super shoe, including better...
September 14, 2021
The New Science on How We Burn Calories
If you take in more calories or energy than you use, you gain weight; if the output is greater than the input, you lose it. But how does that change our understanding of obesity? NY Times
September 9, 2021
Running USA Launches Event Management Study, Seeks Input from Race Directors and Event Staff Nationwide
(Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021) – Running USA, the non-profit trade organization for the running industry, announced today that the 2021 Event Management Study is now open for race directors to submit their responses. “We encourage our members and non-member event professionals to take the new event management study, which helps...
September 8, 2021
Exercise for 3 Minutes, Every Half-Hour, to Counter the Ill Effects of Sitting
Sitting for hours at a desk can play havoc with our metabolic health, contributing over time to high blood sugar and high cholesterol, even in people who otherwise seem mostly healthy. But a practical though small new study shows that standing up and moving every 30 minutes for about three minutes...
September 4, 2021
Why Fitter People Drink More Alcohol
Why Fitter People Drink More Alcohol. Regular exercisers drink more, a new study confirms, but they are less likely to be problem drinkers than less fit people. The association between exercise and drinking is perhaps due to a psychological phenomenon called “the licensing effect” - when you feel like rewarding...
August 31, 2021
Runners: gulp, don’t sip, your carbs on race day
New research shows that taking in larger amounts of carbohydrates less frequently is the better way to fuel during a race. Canadian Running t’s undeniable that carbohydrate intake during a long race improves performance, but exactly how much, what type and when you need it is less certain. Recently, researchers at Loughborough...
August 25, 2021
How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp
Irisin, a hormone produced by muscles during exercise, can enter the brain and improve cognition, a mouse study suggests. NYT An intriguing new study shows how exercise may bolster brain health. The study was in mice, but it found that a hormone produced by muscles during exercise can cross into the brain...
August 19, 2021
Study: Beer may be a better post-workout drink than we previously thought
A systematic review on beer consumption related to endurance sports was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism this July. Among the findings: Light beer could be a decent recovery aid post-exercise, even as good as water in some aspects. Men's Health
August 18, 2021
Gatorade Endurance Survey Finds ‘Safety Concerns’ As Primary Barrier For Minority Entry Into Endurance Sports
CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gatorade Endurance released results from a survey* designed to identify and understand the barriers minority athletes (specifically People of Color, Black, LGBTQ+ and Disabled) face when considering participation in endurance sports, and how to overcome these barriers. Among the key findings, safety concerns – i.e., getting injured, hate...
August 12, 2021
What We Think We Know About Metabolism May Be Wrong
A new study challenges assumptions about energy expenditure by people, including the idea that metabolism slows at middle age. NYT
August 11, 2021
Exercise Vigorously for 4 Seconds. Repeat. Your Muscles May Thank You.
High-intensity interval training has surprising benefits for fitness and physical power, but don’t stay seated the rest of the day. A mere four seconds of all-out exercise, repeated two or three dozen times, could be all many of us need to build and maintain our fitness, strength and physical power,...
August 4, 2021
The Making of an Olympian
A new study of the athletic backgrounds of thousands of successful athletes finds that most world champions sample one sport after another as children and gain mastery in their chosen activities considerably later than other, more focused young athletes whom they eventually go on to defeat. NY Times
August 2, 2021
Why Open Water Swimming Can Make You Smarter
A growing body of research suggests that swimming might provide a unique boost to brain health. Regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming may also help repair damage from stress and forge new neural connections in the brain. Adventure Journal