Meet the Winners of the $200,021 Running Warehouse Tokyo Prediction Contest
August 17, 2021
The drug tests have come back negative and it’s time to announce the medallists of the $200,021 Running Warehouse LetsRun.com Tokyo Track and Field prediction contest.
One of our favorite things about LetsRun.com is finding out the interesting people who win our contests and make up our community.
Our Overall Winner Wishes to Stay Anonymous….
In what we believe is a LetsRun.com first, our overall winner wishes to stay anonymous. Since anonymity is a part of our forums we are granting the wish. The winner’s screen name is L.O.A. which stands for “Little Old (you guess the A)”.
L.O.A. hails from the Bay Area and when we asked him how he came out on top he wrote back, “How did I win the Contest? Everyone else was worse than I was. :-)..”
That was the case because L.O.A picked 18 event winners perfectly.
The entire top 3 in our contest win a pair of Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 shoes (Saucony’s super shoe) via Running Warehouse, a LetsRun.com Supporters Club membership, and a free LetsRun.com t shirt.
19 Year-Old Die Hard Track Fan from the UK Who Trained at Same Track as Olympic 9th Placer Jake Heyward is Runner-Up
Our runner-up was 19 year-old Liam Griffiths from South Wales in the UK. Liam did well in our contest because he is a true track and field junkie*. He said he’s watched 99% of the Diamond League meets the last 6 years. In addition he used to train every Monday on the same track at the same time as Olympic 1500m 9th placer Jake Heyward. That first hand knowledge helped Liam reach the podium.
Liam is a math and physics student (we’ve had rocket scientists win past contests) and a lover of LetsRun.com. “I know letsrun.com is widely known for it’s message boards, but I visit the site for the distance running articles, which are the best I’ve found anywhere on the internet. So I’d love the free supporter’s club membership. Thanks for running a great website.”
- Choose the best kicker as the pace will be slow due to humidity (but Katir surprisingly failed)
- I pride myself in choosing Korir in the wide-open 800m! He was 2nd in Monaco and I knew Amos will fail at championships again, so I picked Korir.