Predicting the 100m sprint: results

August 6, 2012

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

Last week, Markus Gesmann used a log-linear model in R to predict the Olympic gold-medal winning 100m sprint time to be 9.68 seconds. The actual time was 9.63 seconds. Not bad!

Meanwhile, the New York Times put Usuain Bolt's olympic record in context, comparing him in a virtual race with other gold medal-winners over the past century (via FlowingData).

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