Athlete height is a vital attribute that is missing in Strava data. It factors into BMI and would be a treasure trove of statistical data for users to enjoy, and researchers to leverage.
Does size matter? We track age, **bleep**, WEIGHT.. why not height???
I love seeing that I’m in the top 2% of peak times in a major metropolitan area, but how do my little 5’6” tree trunk legs stack up against the competition in that dimension? Am I the fastest stump jumper out there??? Am I getting smoked on the trails by slender free runners or is that wrestler really that fast?
Ranking athletes by weight without also tracing the dimension of height is effectively meaningless, for it prevents us from appreciating the BMI of our competitors.
And while peer reviewed studies have been done to show whether or not long legged individuals are faster cyclers or runners, imagine the vast resource pool you would create by adding that dimension to our profiles!
I’ve made this request to you years ago via email and it must have been missed, so here we have a public request…
Please add ‘athlete height’ as a shareable, and importantly rank-able, attribute.
and kindly…. don’t delay! I’m ready to drill down my data 🙂