2017 in Stats
The number of athlete kudos given in 2017, an all-time high!
110 million comments this year, another record. 22% of them contained “thanks” or “thank you.” Athletes have manners!
The number of cyclists who rode together for this year’s Ride London, the biggest group activity in Strava history. Our favorite recurring nightmare, Ride London’s massive surge has crashed strava.com annually since 2013. The Strava infrastructure team said, “enough!” and kept the site up 24/7 this year.
Last, the updated heatmap redrew global borders in a way we can get behind – one athlete playground to the next!
The Year of the Runner
627,239 marathons on Strava, another record.
28 miles after hitting “start,” these two Brits, Martyn and Alan, ran this impressive Welsh dragon! A big jump in Strava Art on foot this year is a sure a sign as any that runners are here to stay.
Kate Driskell crushed a top to bottom run of the UK.
Sandra Vi raced across the US.
Less Curation, More Perspiration
37 trips around the sun inspired Chris Moser to write this killer post about his journey to becoming a leader of the transgender athlete community. The introduction of our posts feature this year inspired some touching, hilarious, authentic, heart-breaking and crazy stories from the Strava community.
Oh, and one more thing happened this year…