Grant Pierce Indoor Marathon
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Arlington, VA
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This race was created by Michael Wardian and is conducted by the Tidal Basin Running Club. Fifty runners attempted to run 211 laps on a 200m indoor track in order to cover the official Olympic marathon distance (which is normally run outside on city streets.) The air conditioning of the gym was appreciated on a humid hot day.

A note about the timing of this indoor event. We used a Jaguar transponder timing system that is ordinarily designed for outdoor events. To prepare for this event, we conducted a full scale dress rehearsal in the Thomas Jefferson gym to develop an antenna positioning that would only read runners at the timing point without getting stray reads from the opposite side of the track.

So, we asked runners to wear their transponders on their left hips, and four antennas were positioned facing outward from the track infield. This configuration creates the possibility of missing a runner if another runner blocks his view of the antennas, but with only 50 runners, this was not a significant problem. The system read transponders a total of 161,160 times during the race and sorted that data into individual lap times for each runner. This is a difficult task because some runners stopped at the refreshment table that was in front of the timing point or at the bleechers to get their own supplies. Some runners actually walked back and forth through the timing point between to gain access to their supplies on the bleechers, which our operators tried to manually remove.

Our manual backup timers did heroic work capturing individual splits by hand as well. They were also challenged to find all runners in a group. Some lap counters actually ran with their last athlete as the race came to a close. We are still comparing the manual timing sheets to the computer generated ones and will post the full times for all laps shortly.

Although at least two people entered the race with the hopes of setting an overall world indoor record, the only record set was by Christopher M Crawford who set the record for the fastest indoor marathon ever run while wearing a kilt. We also believe that Barry Goldmeier set the world record for the fastest indoor marathon run while juggling 4 balls.

36 Finishers
Place Name                      Num  Age  Gender Hometown       Time        Gender Pl
 1 Michael       Wardian        240   38   M    Arlington VA    02:53:21.1    1
 2 Miles         Aitken           4   28   M    Washington DC   03:15:55.2    2
 3 Joshua        Novack         180   32   M    Falls Church VA 03:20:54.4    3
 4 Greg          Chapuis        291   34   M    Arlington VA    03:26:26.6    4
 5 Reynolds      Wilson         281   40   M    Arlington VA    03:30:38.1    5
 6 Jay Jacob     Wind           252   62   M    Arlington VA    03:33:11.0    6
 7 Jeffrey       Horowitz       110   47   M    Washington DC   03:42:21.7    7
 8 Ling Xuan     Dao             92   35   M    Fairfax VA      03:44:21.0    8
 9 Christopher M Crawford        86   35   M    Ruckersville VA 03:53:51.0    9
10 Jeremy        Hand           105   34   M    Dauphin PA      03:53:56.7   10
11 Jason         Park           181   37   M    Washington DC   03:55:11.3   11
12 Michael Alan  Pulley         186   46   M    Mechanicsville V03:55:50.7   12
13 Gray T.       Weaver         244   29   M    Arlington VA    03:59:49.2   13
14 Dana          Casanave        54   31   F    Leesburg VA     04:02:07.7    1
15 Daniel        Bergin         326   34   M    Arlington VA    04:04:59.0   14
16 Kristin       Allen           16   38   F    Philadelphia PA 04:07:55.4    2
17 Vishal        Verma          238   40   M    Glen Allen VA   04:09:59.4   15
18 Al            McGowan        162   49   M    Medical Lake WA 04:11:16.0   16
19 Doug          Cassaro         72   27   M    Alexandria VA   04:14:01.0   17
20 Ryn           Morrison       170   47   F    South Boston VA 04:24:48.9    3
21 Alladin       Jaloudi        209   28   M    Englewood Cliffs04:26:43.8   18
22 Dave          Weiss          247   63   M    Corning NY      04:28:43.2   19
23 John N.       Latta          143   40   M    Fairfax Station 04:29:00.3   20
24 Samantha      Loving         144   26   F    Richmond VA     04:38:37.7    4
25 Wendy         Blauman         49   47   F    New York NY     04:44:35.6    5
26 Eugene        Fritzel         99   62   M    Lutherville MD  04:53:06.7   21
27 Edward Gerard Keller         132   50   M    Topeka KS       04:58:04.3   22
28 Thomas        Chang           73   46   M    Potomac MD      05:04:16.7   23
29 Tammy M.      Bagdasarian     19   44   F    Herndon VA      05:19:40.3    6
30 Jeffrey       Robinette      213   41   M    Arlington VA    05:20:56.0   24
31 Edward J.     Masuoka        156   60   M    Laurel MD       05:29:32.3   25
32 Vrnda         Bailey          43   38   F    Vass NC         05:34:13.0    7
33 Wayne A.      Sherman        230   40   M    Springfield VA  05:34:13.0   26
34 William       Guey-Lee       204   64   M    Arlington VA    05:39:34.0   27
35 Barry         Goldmeier      104   47   M    Rockville MD    06:17:22.0   28
36 Lawrence Scott Herman        207   46   M    Frederick MD    06:27:57.0   29
 


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