Meta Analyses

The analyses in this section relate to the database itself, providing information as to the quantity and quality of the information contained in the ADR database. Because of discontinuities in data collection, one should not interpret analyses presented in this section as reflecting the details of year-to-year changes in distance running world-wide but rather reflect general trends. Certainly the numbers of performances qualifying for inclusion in the ADR database has grown since the 1970's, however the factor is not as large as might be inferred from these analyses since coverage has tended to improve in recent years.

Current Statistics







Runners- qualified by time


Runners- other
Notes: The count of performances and races includes grand prix standings, splits, qualifying heats, and stage races. The runners qualified by time represent those that have achieved at least one of the ARRS time standards. Other runners include marathon winners, veterans under the qualifying standards for their age group, and runners who have won a single prize purse of US$1000 or more, that are not otherwise qualified by time.

Most Performances by Individuals 
815  Laura Ricci (ITA)                         10 Dec 2017
743  Petra Kaminkova (CZE)                     10 Dec 2017
684  Tana Metelkova (CZE)                      25 Nov 2017
593  Gloria Marconi (ITA)                      24 Sep 2017
586  Fabiola Oppliger Rueda (COL=>SUI)         09 Dec 2017
528  Frantisek Pechek (CZE)                    28 Oct 2017
519  Giorgio Calcaterra (ITA)                  03 Dec 2017
503  Nadezhda Wijenberg (RUS=>NED)             28 Jun 2015
487  Flavia Gaviglio (ITA)                     02 Dec 2007
478  Birgit Lennartz (GER)                     27 Nov 2016
472  Marija Vrajic (CRO)                       10 Dec 2017
456  Bill Rodgers (USA)                        24 Jul 2017
422  Philemon Kipkering Metto (KEN)            26 Jun 2011
422  Jonathan Wyatt (NZL)                      07 Oct 2017
420  Silvia Sommaggio (ITA)                    28 Oct 2017
417  Miroslav Vitek (CZE)                      28 Sep 2017
407  Simona Staicu (HUN)                       23 Oct 2017                        
406  Aniko Kalovics (HUN)                      12 Aug 2017
402  Miroslav Vanko (SVK)                      09 Sep 2017
398  Laura Fogli (ITA)                         27 Sep 2015

Note: Dates represent the most recent performance in the database.

Count of Runners by Nationality

Count of Performances by Nation

Historical (by year)

Performances by Venue

Performances by Sex

Road Performances by Distance

Last Updated on 14 Dec 2017