Medal Allocations at the Comrades Marathon

June 9, 2013

(This article was first published on Exegetic Analytics » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Following up on my previous post regarding attrition rates at Comrades Marathon 2013, here are the statistics I have gathered for medal allocations. There is some interesting history behind the Comrades Marathon medals. For reference, the medals are allocated as follows:

  • Gold medals to the first ten finishers in the men’s race and the ladies’ race;
  • Wally Hayward medals to finishers in under 06:00;
  • Silver medals to finishers under 07:30;
  • Bill Rowan medals to finishers under 09:00;
  • Bronze medals to finishers under 11:00; and finally
  • Vic Clapham medals to finishers before the final gun at 12:00.

Comrades Marathon 2013 Medal Allocations

This will be followed in a couple of days by an analysis of the relationship between running a negative split and finishing time.

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