US Distance Progress

Nothing earth shattering about saying, but the US women have clearly made some significant strides in their distance skiing over the past 2-3 seasons. Let’s visualize this first comparing Kikkan Randall to the other US women:

Pretty dramatic all around. For some context, let’s plot the same data (but without all the fancy shading) along with similar panels for the US men:

The “other US men” panel is drawn from the most common US men’s distance WC starters over the past 5-6 years.

 

Related posts:

  1. Mid-Season Recap: North American Distance
  2. Most Improved: Men’s Distance
  3. Most Improved: Women’s Distance
  4. Most Un-Improved: Men’s Distance
  5. Most Un-Improved: Women’s Distance

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2 Responses to “US Distance Progress”
  1. Jan says:

    I like the fancy shading – makes the information pop out a lot better. Too make me REALLY happy, all you need to make is a possibility to “mouseover” each of the dots to see results, year, place and winner for that race :) But who said it was easy (or important) to make me happy …

    • Joran says:

      Yeah, someday R will play more nicely with web-friendly graphics that will allow me to do that kind of thing more easily using the tools I’m already good at. Specifically, the graphics library I use in R will probably eventually be able to use d3 graphics, which I’m really, really looking forward to. Might be a while though…

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