Posted by: David Stewart | December 7, 2009

CIM 2009 Finish Times – an analysis


Below is a chart which shows how the entire field of 5845 finishers of the California International Marathon

I’m also highlighting how a few of my friends finished.

Having looked at several of these before, you can see that there are “peaks” that are well aligned with the various qualifying times for Boston. In other words, there are people hauling fast to get done under the wire so that they can qualify.

Another note – with the difficult conditions, you should be impressed at how many runners finished in under 3 hours. In fact, Jerry finished in 3:01, but he finished 17th in his age group (men aged 50 to 55). Wow! That’s competitive!

Result histogram from 2009 California International Marathon


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