Lace Up and Rank Up: How Your Running Achievements Compare to League of Legends Ranks

Express Stories
2 min readApr 16


Hey, fellow runners and gamers! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compare your running achievements to the ranks in the hugely popular game, League of Legends (LoL)? Look no further!

The League of Legends Rank Distribution

Before we begin our exciting adventure, let’s familiarize ourselves with the rank distribution in League of Legends:

  • Iron: Bottom 4%
  • Bronze: 4–29%
  • Silver: 30–65%
  • Gold: 66–85%
  • Platinum: 86–96%
  • Diamond: 97–99.6%
  • Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger: 99.7%+

Running Distance Distribution

Now, let’s consider our running achievements, ranging from casual jogging to completing Ironman triathlons:

  • Non-runners or occasional runners: 0–40%
  • 5K: 41–70%
  • 10K: 71–85%
  • Half-Marathon (13.1 miles): 86–95%
  • Marathon (26.2 miles): 96–99%
  • Half Ironman (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run): 99.1–99.9%
  • Ironman (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run): 99.91–100%

League of Legends Ranks for Running Distances

Alright, now that we’ve set the stage, let’s have some fun and see how your running distances might stack up against the ranks in League of Legends:

  1. 5K: You’ve conquered the 5K race and joined the 41–70% percentile club! Give yourself a pat on the back — you’ve achieved the equivalent of a Silver rank in LoL!
  2. 10K: You’ve crushed the 10K distance, placing yourself in the 71–85% percentile. Well done! In the LoL world, you’ve reached the Gold rank. Keep shining!
  3. Half-Marathon (13.1 miles): Bravo! You’ve powered through a half-marathon, earning a spot in the 86–95% percentile. In LoL terms, you’ve secured the prestigious Platinum rank. Keep up the fantastic work!
  4. Marathon (26.2 miles): Wow, you’ve accomplished the incredible feat of finishing a marathon! With a 96–99% percentile, you’re a true Diamond in the running community, just as you would be in LoL.
  5. Half Ironman: You’ve tackled the mighty half Ironman, placing yourself in the 99.1–99.9% percentile. In the world of LoL, you’re now a high-ranking Diamond or even a Master. You’re unstoppable!
  6. Ironman: Behold, the Ironman conqueror! You’ve joined the elite ranks of the 99.91–100% percentile. You’re among the best of the best, comparable to the awe-inspiring Grandmaster or Challenger ranks in League of Legends.

While running and LoL are entirely different activities, this lively and unconventional analogy helps us appreciate our accomplishments in a fresh and engaging way.



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