regarde cet article sur le semi marathon de san Francisco 2014.
La 1ere femme (d'une minute) au chrono finit 4eme car:
Le classement du Podium se fait suivant le passage de la ligne d arrive,
A partir de la 4eme place Le Chrono sur l epreuve prend le relai.
On ne fait pas la course pour la 1ere place si on ne cours pas contre le 1er.
En course tu as deja ete dans cette situation, tu sais exactement ce que c'est: le Finish sprint alors que tu n'as personne derriere toi ou personne en ligne de mire. C'est exactement le meme principe.
Et comme le dit Fab74, sur des departs qui peuvent etre differe de presque 1h tu on ne fais pas la meme course. meteo chaleur ombre pluie densite de competiteurs, vent, ravito...
L article pour le semi ds San Francisco si ca t interesse:
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/a ... 655366.php
Hamm finished in 1:31:34. It wasn't her quickest ever, but when she checked the women's results she saw that she was nearly a full minute faster than any other female runner in the field.
She was delighted, until she checked the official results. There she was ... in fourth place.
Surely that could be easily fixed. She e-mailed race officials asking for a correction. She received what she correctly calls a "curt" response.
"The first three people across the line are scored by the gun time," it read. "We had you fourth overall."
What they were saying was that because Hamm wasn't in the front of the pack her time couldn't be compared to those runners who were at the front of the pack and crossed the finish line first. Hamm wasn't in that first wave of runners.
'Gun time' and 'chip time'
The "gun time" is the time those front runners recorded when they took off at the starting gun. The other 26,000 runners, including Hamm, were recorded by their "chip" time, meaning how quickly they ran from the starting line to the finish based on a computer tracking chip.