# 2010 Paris Prediction Contest

By LetsRun.com
July 14, 2010

2010 Paris Prediction Contest

Our World Famous prediction contests have taken on the Diamond League this year for the first time.

This time thanks to Puma (they are one of the sponsors of the Areva Paris meet and are advertising on LetsRun.com this week) we've got a truly great grand prize for the winner - autographed spikes from Usain Bolt.

You have until roughly 2 pm eastern on Friday to get in your picks. (Puma is having a separate contest where by picking Bolt's winning time in Paris, you can win we believe the spikes he wears in the race in Paris. That contest is here)

How it Works
The process is quite simple. On the next few pages you will pick who you think will get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in most of the events at the 2010 Areva Paris Meet (all the running events, plus the men's pole vault, men's triple jump, and women's high jump). We have a feature that allows you to change your picks. So you don't have to fill all of your picks at once.  You can partially fill the bracket out and then come back later.

We list the top  athletes for you and give you their country, top mark from 2010, their pb  and  will be adding a description of them. At the very least hopefully it will help you watch the meet more educated.

Scoring

The scoring is as follows:

• Each person that you correctly pick to finish in the top 3 = 1 point
(It doesn't matter if you actually get the pick exactly right. If you pick someone for 1st and they finish 3rd you still get the point. Vice versa is true as well. If you pick them to get third and they get third, it's still only one point.)
• Each event winner picked correctly = 3 more points (you pick someone for first and they get first)
• Each event picked perfectly - All three picks: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the right order = 2 more points (here the order is key)

Do you understand the rules fully? The following example should explain any questions you have. If you pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd correctly in any event in the proper order, it is 3 points (1 point for each person in the top 3) + 3 points (for getting the winner correct) + 2 points (bonus for perfect pick of top 3 in order) = 8 points.

The more points the better.

Now for the Prizes:

1st Place: Bragging Rights and an Autographed Usain Bolt Spike from 2009

These are Bolt's spikes from last year (we'll have to check with Puma to see if he raced in them) and are autographed by Usain. They are really cool and come in the special case you see to your left that has Bolt's WR on it. A true one of a kind collector's item.

Perfect Ballot: \$20,010 (Picking  the top 3 in each event in the contest in the proper order (doing it for just one sex doesn't count) is a perfect ballot).  1 winner maximum. If more than 1 person has a perfect ballot, the winner of the \$20,010 will be selected by random drawing.  (We will pay out the \$20,010 over 4 years).

Oh yeah, only one entry per person. No computerized/mechanical entries. I'm sure we should have a bunch of legal stuff here. How about this: your picks and your login name are not private and may be displayed on our website. And we're not responsible if the free contest gets cancelled for any reason including if our database crashes. We'll do our best to keep everything running smoothly. The top 3 in any event are final when we determine them at the end of the meet and this may not be the ultimate final top 3 (mainly due to drug busts in the future). Additionally, this contest is obviously void where prohibited by law. Also you need to be of the proper minimum age.  No purchase necessary. And yes we can win our own contest. If we beat you, you'll hear about it for sure.

This contest in no way is affiliated with the Diamond League or the Areva Paris meet. Puma is only providing us the first place prize.  LetsRun.com is solely responsible for providing the \$20,010 perfect ballot prize. We hope you enjoy watching the meet more because of it.

*And we'll try and keep events open until  2 pm eastern Friday but don't guarantee it.

(Please note: For tie-breaking purposes, we'll first look at the number of 1st places correctly chosen. If there's still a tie, we'll look at the number of 2nd places correctly chosen correctly, and then if need be, the number of 3rd places correctly chosen. If there still is a tie, we'll conduct a random drawing.)

Sound easy? Then get started.
You'll be able to login and check your scores during the contest. You need a letsrun.com login to play.
If you have any questions email us at letsrun@letsrun.com

Puma is having a separate contest where by picking Bolt's winning time in Paris, you can win we believe the spikes he wears in the race in Paris. That is here)

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