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The weather at this year's Boston Marathon was horrible. Many elite runners and others just could not handle these conditions and did not finish. For the first time I can remember, several female runners that started in wave one placed.
With all the pressure of the media, the B.A.A. is going to hand out cash awards based on chip timing. This year's race should be looked at as unique and I do endorse the B.A.A. decision.
But to change things in the future would not be a good idea. Chip timing works for age-group but most major road races use gun time to award prize money.
In fact, gun time is the only time accepted by both USA Track & Field and the International Association of Athletics Federation.
David Monti, publisher of Race Results Weekly, wrote Sports Day, "To score an elite race based on chip times is both rare and risky. It's risky, because it is possible for an athlete to purposely start well behind the elites, say five minutes, then compete for prize money clandestinely and out of view.
“It's very possible that the first man or woman to break the tape will not actually be the race winner if the race is scored on chip time. How would that look?"
We also know that there are people who cheat. It is much easier to keep track of the smaller elite fields than a field of thousands. I think we do need to stick with gun time in the future for the overall top open places.(05/04/2018) ⚡AMP
She convinced Gaines that he could train for a marathon in about six months. Grunewald also shared how she's battled adenoid cystic carcinoma since 2009. Gabe’s story left such a mark on Chip that he quickly moved past his goal of running a marathon to actually hosting one in Waco as well.
He and the Magnolia team created Sunday's event the Silo District Marathon to benefit Grunewald's Brave Like Gabe Foundation, which raises funds for research on rare cancers.
"I didn't want to spend another second standing on the sidelines," Gaines wrote in a Jan. 10 blog post announcing the event. "Given what she's gone through, I didn't have any excuse not to give this a shot."
He invited his social media followers to join him. 100% of the profits from the race will be donated to the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in order to further the much-needed research on rare cancers.
It is our honor to come alongside Gabe and others with similar diagnoses to find answers, solutions and, ultimately, cures. Also thinking of the runners as well, the race will present $88,000 in prize money to the top three overall men and women in the half and the full.
The overall marathon winners will receive $15,000 and the half champions will earn $10,000. The prize money is going to be given out based on chip time and not gun time. Hopefully the best time will be the first person to cross the finish line too.(05/04/2018) ⚡AMP