I don't think he can get prize money. It's officially by gun time. Granted HIS gun time was 5min back, so it does complicate thing.
No idea really. Would be interesting to hear the reasoning with Korir.
1 Grigoryeva, Lidiya 2:27:17 3:29 RUS
2 Biktimirova, Alevtina 2:29:32 3:32 RUS
3 Shimahara, Kiyoko 2:30:19 3:33 JPN
4 Tomescu-Dita, Constantina 2:30:57 3:34 ROM
5 Davila, Desiree 2:31:33 3:35 USA
6 De Reuck, Colleen 2:32:25 3:36 USA
7 Bekele, Bezunesh 2:32:41 3:37 ETH
8 Higgins, Paige 2:33:06 3:37 USA
9 O'Neill, Kate 2:34:04 3:39 USA
10 Adere, Berhane 2:34:16 3:39 ETH
1 Cheruiyot, Evans 2:06:25 2:59 KEN
2 Mandago, David 2:07:37 3:01 KEN
3 Cherigat, Timothy 2:11:39 3:07 KEN
4 Korir, Wesley K 2:13:53 3:10 USA
5 Lauret, Martin 2:15:10 3:12 NED
6 Mutai, Emmanuel 2:15:36 3:12 KEN
7 Reneau, Mike 2:16:20 3:13 USA
8 Kipsang, William 2:16:41 3:14 KEN
9 Njenga, Daniel 2:17:33 3:15 KEN
10 Limo, Richard 2:18:48 3:17 KEN
|Chip Time Tells All|
I believe the whole purpose of the chip and mat technology was that runners who start behind the elite are not at a disadvantage.
There is no "Gun Time"...it's chip time, photographic proof or nothing.
The splits and a race report:
That has to be the way. A runner could just start 30 seconds behind and then shadow the top runner the whole race. He could close to 15 seconds behind and win the race without ever giving the leader the opportunity to run faster.
Top 10 US runners. In second behind Reneau is Pomona-Pitzer grad Crosby Freeman, former teammate of Will Leer.
NAME TIME PACE CTZ
1 Reneau, Mike 2:16:20 3:13 USA
2 Freeman, Crosby 2:20:43 3:20 USA
3 Wagner, Allen C 2:22:17 3:22 USA
4 Ware, Chad 2:23:50 3:24 USA
5 Bartlebaugh, Matthew D 2:25:12 3:26 USA
6 Eckberg, Jonathan D 2:27:03 3:29 USA
7 McCartney, Phil 2:27:16 3:29 USA
8 Davis, Jesse L 2:27:26 3:29 USA
9 Donahue, Stephen C 2:27:35 3:29 USA
10 Rowe, Brandon 2:28:08 3:30 USA
Leaderboard at Overall | USA | Wheelers
NAME TIME PACE CTZ
1 Davila, Desiree 2:31:33 3:35 USA
2 De Reuck, Colleen 2:32:25 3:36 USA
3 Higgins, Paige 2:33:06 3:37 USA
4 O'Neill, Kate 2:34:04 3:39 USA
5 Gomez, Zoila 2:35:41 3:41 USA
6 Dublinski, Allison 2:42:06 3:50 USA
7 Thorvilson, Leah M 2:44:28 3:53 USA
8 Torres, Brianna M 2:45:04 3:54 USA
9 Horst, Jill B 2:49:15 4:00 USA
10 O'Mara, Erin M 2:55:46 4:09 USA
If a runner started 30 second behind and shadowed the winner he still ran a faster time. However unlikely the case would be a race is first and foremost a time based event and therefore if Joe 6-pack (haha) decides to run the race of his life but simply doesn't pass the first place guy because he was started behind the elite doesn't mean he shouldn't get the win. I understand the debate that first across the line should be first, but in the freak occurance that this should happen. Yeah. Maverick.
The runners aren't actually allowed to drink the Gatorade that is being handed to them. They are only allowed to drink the water. They try to hand them Gatorade so that it will get some pub and appease the race's drink sponsor.
And you thought you knew it all.
I am positive you visit this site... listen, congratulations on your performance. 2:23 from a 15:40 guy at Butler is stunning. Your progression has been phenomenal from 2:39 to 2:29 to now 2:23. Keep up the great work. Heck, you ran 1:10 a month ago for the Half and almost doubled that today.
Chicago had always offered development money on both the men's and women's side. This year it was $5K to the first American and $1K to fifth-place.
Gosh. And sponsored by Bank of America, none the less.
Maybe we American runners should support the international running scene by running faster.
I second this sentiment, i remember racing with you a few years back at iupui in a 5k and you have definitely come a long way. thats some serious dedication, so Congratulations and keep up the good work man
You really think we ought to go by chip time rather than first to cross the line? If a 100 guy gets stuck in the blocks for .2 seconds and finishes .1 behind, is he the winner?
The beauty of the sport (well, one of the beauties of our sport) is that the first to cross the line wins. No judge's scorecards, no cumulative time on multiple runs, no indiviudal time trials, etc. Everyone goes and the first to cross wins.
Here's the call from the marathon:
"We've got Cheryiot pulling away, but he started 10 seconds ahead so he has to gain more ground ... Now he's across, but let's get the stopwatch on everyone who started after him and in 5 or 10 minutes we'll know who the winner is, maybe.
That said, why in the hell would you make Wesley Korir start five minutes back?