Thursday, March 9, 2017

Data Visualizations: The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

Since I'm starting to see more and more "#seeyouinsquaw" comments around the internet, I thought I'd use a bit of downtime to play around with some of the data available on Let me know if there's anything else you want to see! I want to get more into results and such, but didn't have THAT much free time.

And, no, I'm not running it this year...

2017 Entrants List Data Visualizations

Where in the World? 
Most of the competitors are from the US, but we still have a lot of friends coming from overseas!

Not surprisingly, most are from the States
If we exclude the USA, here's what we're looking at. Canada and Great Britain have a strong showing this year!

Prefer squares instead of circles? No worries (again, without the US):
How about a map?

Where in the US?
Ok, let's pull the US competitors back in. Where are they coming from? Seems like a nice mix all over the country this year (although, some great states are not represented):

Within the US, California has the most runners at 79, followed by Colorado and Oregon with 18 and 14, respectively. After that, it's pretty even across the other states.

This helps show the distribution a little better:

How'd they get in?
In addition to demographics, I looked at the entry type for each runner. As you can see, most people got in with one, two, or eight tickets...

Let's check the bubble view...
How old are they?
Youngest: 18
Oldest: 73

By Category (the interesting ones)
Quinquagenarian: 65
Sexagenarian: 7
Septuagenarian: 3

So there you have it - some visuals using the entrants data for the 2017 Western States Endurance run. 

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