- race reports at the time, including an interview from Paula, describe winds from the southeast.
- statistical calculations of marathon performances at www.arrs.net, specifically their "race time bias" calculations.
Avocado's Number wrote:
London 2003 had a favourable tailwind, which helped way more than hurt, not only Paula, but measurably helped the other 20 elite women too, on a scale comparable to Boston 2011.
What is the basis for your assertion that London 2003 had a tailwind that helped the runners "on a scale comparable to Boston 2011"?[/quote]