2012 LetsRun.com London Prediction Contest Winners

By LetsRun.com
September 19, 2012

The London Olympics are in the rear view mirror and the gold medals awarded. The real winners, the winners of our $200,012 LetsRun.com Prediction Contest have not been given the accolades they deserve.

The winner of the $200,012 London Prediction Contest was 21 year-old Josh Clouthier. Josh runs track and XC for the university of Victoria Vikes where he is hoping to go sub 8:30 in the 3000m this year. His claim to fame is a 6:07 beer mile. Not a world record time, but Josh has a winning streak going. "I have run a 6:07 beer mile, but have only been racing to win thus far, not for time," he said.

If the University of Victoria sounds familiar, it is because Josh's teammate Clifford Childs was a winner in our 2012 Puma Marathon Trials Prediction Contest. Guess this proves Canadians are smarter than Americans.

In case you had any doubt Canadians are smarter than Americans, second place was another Canuck Brian Walker. Brian is a chartered accountant from Winnipeg, "just north of North Dakota" he informed us. Actually we take back our comment about Canadians being smart. Living north of North Dakota is nuts. Brian ran track at the University of Manitoba where his wife and twin brother competed.

Brian's twin brother actually won a pair of autographed Usain Bolt spikes on LetsRun.com.

Third place in our contest was Donal O'Sullivan. O'Sullivan will always be a legend on LetsRun.com. In 1996, as an unheralded runner at Brown he pulled off an incredible Where Your Dreams Become Reality feat, as he won the Heps 3k and 5k at the indoor conference meet (defeating LetsRun.com's Wejo in the process in the 5k). It was one of the most impressive and surprising doubles in Heps history.

If that wasn't impressive enough, Donal finished fourth (or second if you count our DQ) in our Beijing 2008 prediction contest. In addition to looking forward to pushing his new daughter Rita Ruby in a baby jogger, Donal is finishing up his PHd in Mineral and Energy Economics, and now in heavy training for our 2016 Rio contest.

Congrats to everyone who played. Congrats to Josh, Brian, and Donal for coming out on top. The top 3 get some cold hard cash from LetsRun.com.

If you played you can check your scores here (link fixed).

 Josh's winning picks are below.

Events
1st
2nd
3rd
Points
Men's 100m
Usain Bolt 
Yohan Blake 
Justin Gatlin 
8
Men's 200m
Usain Bolt 
Yohan Blake 
Wallace Spearmon 
5
Men's 400m
Lashawn Merritt 
Kirani James 
Kevin Borlee 
1
Men's 800m
David Rudisha 
Mohammed Aman 
Nijel Amos 
5
Men's 1500
Asbel Kiprop 
Silas Kiplagat 
Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba 
0
Men's 5000m
Mo Farah 
Dejen Gebremeskel 
Bernard Lagat 
5
Men's 10,000m
Mo Farah 
Tariku Bekele 
Galen Rupp 
6
Men's 110 m Hurdles
Aries Merritt 
Liu Xiang 
Jason Richardson 
5
Men's 400 m Hurdles
Javier Culson 
David Greene 
Angelo Taylor 
1
Men's Steeplechase
Ezekiel Kemboi 
Brimin Kiprop Kipruto 
Abel Kiprop Mutai 
5
Men's Marathon
Wilson Kipsang 
Ayele Abshero 
Abel Kirui 
2
Men's 4*100 Relay
Jamaica 
United States 
Trinidad And Tobago 
8
Men's 4*400 Relay
United States 
Bahamas 
Jamaica 
2
Men's Shot Put
Christian Cantwell 
Reese Hoffa 
Dylan Armstrong 
1
Men's Triple Jump
Christian Taylor 
Fabrizio Donato 
Will Claye 
6
Men's High Jump
Ivan Ukhov 
Jesse Williams 
Robbie Grabarz 
5
Men's Decathlon
Ashton Eaton 
Pascal Behrenbruch 
Trey Hardee 
5
Women's 100m
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 
Carmelita Jeter 
Veronica Campbell-Brown 
8
Women's 200m
Allyson Felix 
Carmelita Jeter 
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 
6
Women's 400m
Sanya Richards-Ross 
Antonina Krivoshapka 
Yuliya Gushchina 
4
Women's 800m
Pamela Jelimo 
Mariya Savinova 
Fantu Magiso 
1
Women's 1500
Yekaterina Martynova 
Abeba Aregawi 
Genzebe Dibaba 
0
Women's 5000m
Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot 
Tirunesh Dibaba 
Meseret Defar 
3
Women's 10,000m
Tirunesh Dibaba 
Vivian Cheruiyot 
Sally Kipyego 
6
Women's 110 m Hurdles
Sally Pearson 
Kellie Wells 
Dawn Harper 
6
Women's 400 m Hurdles
Lashinda Demus 
Natalya Antyukh 
Irina Davydova 
2
Women's Steeplechase
Yuliya Zaripova 
Milcah Chemos 
Sofia Assefa 
5
Women's Marathon
Mary Keitany 
Edna Kiplagat 
Liliya Shobukhova 
0
Women's 4*100 Relay
United States 
Jamaica 
Ukraine 
8
Women's 4*400 Relay
United States 
Russia 
Jamaica 
8
Women's Pole Vault
Yelena Isinbayeva 
Silke Spiegelburg 
Jennifer Suhr 
2
Women's High Jump
Anna Chicherova 
Svetlana Shkolina 
Chaunte Lowe 
5
Women's Long Jump
Brittney Reese 
Nastassia Mironchik-Ivanova 
Other 
5
Women's Heptathlon
Jessica Ennis 
Tatyana Chernova 
Nataliya Dobrynska 
5
Total Points 144 First place picked correctly: 22 2nd place picked correctly: 7

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