Strava celebrated its one billionth activity shared to the social network for athletes.
“We’re excited to celebrate this milestone in our community’s growth in recognition of the inspiration that these one billion activities have created for Strava athletes around the world,” said incoming Strava CEO James Quarles.
According to the folks at Strava, the social network adds one million new members every 40 days, with athletes sharing an average of 1,382,138 activities per day. To date, Strava athletes have covered 12,967,788,011 miles under their own power – the equivalent of 54,281 trips to the moon.
On Sunday 21 May 2017, Patrick, a Strava athlete from Berlin, Germany, shared the billionth activity on Strava: a 1,850m swim that took 44 minutes and 25 seconds to complete. “I’m getting ready to race a cross triathlon this summer. I haven’t been in the pool for almost a year, so it was time to start swimming again,” said Patrick.
The earliest activity shared on Strava was a ride from the Fountain de Valcluse in the south of France, completed on 12 April 2008, by one of Strava’s first employees, Davis Kitchel. The 7.7-mile ride covered seven Strava segments.
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