# Sports Articles

Curious sports facts and maths. Sports-related calculations, key statistics and interesting numbers all in one.

## TDEE vs BMR in Daily Calorie Needs Calculation

If you set out to lose weight or maintain a target weight as an athlete or fitness or bodybuilding enthusiast, your coach or physician will often tell you that you need to estimate your BMR and TDEE and to set daily calorie intake limits based on the energy requirements calculated from these measures. Hence, it… Read More »

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## What is the Average Half Ironman Time?

The Half Ironman, also known as the Ironman 70.3, is one of the most challenging races around. It involves swimming, biking, and running a total of 70.3 miles, which is where the event gets its name. All in all, a Half Ironman involves swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles, and then running 13.1 miles: a… Read More »

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## What is the Average Half Marathon Time?

26.2 miles. That’s how long a marathon is, and for some people, the thought of tackling that distance with just their own two feet can seem like an insurmountable task. With the right mindset and training, anything is possible, but many might prefer to start their foray into long-distance running with something a bit more… Read More »

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## How Random Numbers Are the Driving Force Behind Video Games, Jury Selection, and More

Before computers and algorithms were developed to generate random numbers, there were dice. Middle Eastern tombs uncovered cubical dice dating back to the 20th century BC—but it's believed they're even older. Other methods of producing a random result included heating turtle shells until they cracked and tossing and dividing yarrow stalks, which provides a similar… Read More »

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## Handball, Jai Alai, and Other Activities That Burn A Lot of Calories

Maybe jogging isn't your cup of tea, and that's okay. While it is a great workout to burn calories and get your heart rate going—which is important for decreasing heart disease risk factors and increasing life expectancy—going for a run just isn't as enjoyable for some as it is for others. Luckily, data shows there… Read More »

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## What Are the Best Kids Buoyancy Aids

Most kids love the water. One of the best ways to get a cranky child out of a funk is to take them swimming or even put them in the bathtub. Body fat makes human beings naturally buoyant but for safety reasons, it’s always a good idea to give any child who’s in the water… Read More »

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## What is the World’s Fastest Horse?

Horses have been an integral part of society for over 6,000 years—from their use in labor, transportation, and sport. Horse racing as we know it today has been a popular pastime since the 18th century. Before then, the earliest accounts of horse racing date back to 700 BCE. While horse racing may have evolved over… Read More »

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## What is the Typical Soccer Player Diet Plan?

Anybody who watches soccer, whether they enjoy the sport or simply love Ted Lasso, may wonder how the top players maintain their impressive level of fitness. Is it all from workouts or do the food choices they make have an impact? A soccer player's diet plan may vary from athlete to athlete, but there are… Read More »

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## What is the Average NBA Player Height?

Imagine you’re watching an NBA game on TV. You know that the professional basketball players are tall given their profession, but with a whole team standing next to each other, it can be difficult to tell just how tall each person is. Look at the same players in a photo with, say, their family or… Read More »

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## How to Punch Harder – Increase Your Punching Power Using Physics

If you are into fighting sports such as boxing, kickboxing, MMA, sanda or even a traditional martial art, you probably want to increase the punching power of your fists. When discussing how to punch harder one can hear contradictory advice for example "speed equals power" and "power is not speed". It seems much of the… Read More »

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