The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc has a 32 to 42 per cent drop-out rate. Can statisticians use data to predict an ultra runner’s chance of success? Photo: UTMB
The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc has a 32 to 42 per cent drop-out rate. Can statisticians use data to predict an ultra runner’s chance of success? Photo: UTMB
Mary Hui
Opinion

Opinion

Trail Mix by Mary Hui

How researchers are using data and statistics to predict trail-running performances

  • A team of data scientists are creating a framework to predict trail running performances and the probability of a runner dropping out of the race

The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc has a 32 to 42 per cent drop-out rate. Can statisticians use data to predict an ultra runner’s chance of success? Photo: UTMB
The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc has a 32 to 42 per cent drop-out rate. Can statisticians use data to predict an ultra runner’s chance of success? Photo: UTMB
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