Boston: Survey Says!

A Day in the Life16 Comments

Thanks to everyone that took a minute to fill in the survey and predict my Boston performance. Like I said, it was fun to see and also informational. Gave me a sense of what some of you thought was possible and where I should sit. Overall, I just wanted it to be a fun exercise. Let’s see the results! Remember, using Price Is Right rules here — closest without going over.

Question 1 – Name

No points.

Question 2 – Email

No points.

Question 3 – 10k Time

Actual: 42:54

Winning Prediction: 00:42 by Mike Hinterberg, Glenn Hahn

Question 4 – Half Marathon Time

Actual: 1:29:52

Winning Prediction: 1:29 by Mike Hinterberg, Glenn Hahn

Question 5 – 30k Time

Actual: 2:07:36

Winning Prediction: 2:04 by James Kirk

Question 6 – Finish Time

Actual: 2:59:03

Winning Prediction: 2:59 by James Kirk, Glenn Hahn, Simon Escorcia

Question 7 – # of Port-o-Potty Stops During The Race

Actual: 0

Winning Prediction: 0 by Jim Petterson, Mike Hinterberg, James Kirk, Shaun Katona, George Zack, Todd Gangelhoff, Ward Moya

Question 8 – Showdown Winner

Actual: Brandon

Winning Prediction: Brandon by Jim Petterson, Mike Hinterberg, James Kirk, Glenn Hahn, Simon Escorcia, Herve Richaud, Brian Cloney, Shaun Katona, Ward Moya, Jeff Valliere


1. Mike Hinterberg – 4 correct

1. Glenn Hahn – 4 correct

1. James Kirk – 4 correct

We have a 3 way tie for first! I didn’t expect that one at all. I need a tie breaker. Since we have to go on the data we have, I am going to use the differential based on 2 time-based questions. These guys all got either 2 or 3 so I took their 2 best.

1. Glenn Hahn +55 seconds

2. Mike Hinterberg +106 seconds

3. James Kirk +215 seconds

Since Glenn has his own set of Boston schwag already, I will give him the crown but pass the prize to our 2nd place finisher — Mike Hinterberg! Congrats, Mike. Must have been that magic spreadsheet you referenced. I have a gift from Boston for you. Shoot me your address via email. James, good show too!

Thanks for playing everyone!

  • Glenn

    Oooh I feel smart, and magnanimous too, nice touch.

    • You failed the bio break question. Otherwise, nice show! Thanks again for all your support.

  • kerrie

    wow, did i get no questions right? lol….good thing. i’m glad my 3:00:30 predicted finish time inspired you. nice race either way…..but next time, i still think you should ditch all the crap(garmin etc.) and just go for it.

    • No questions correct. I don’t know. The watch gets the job done for me.

  • georgezack
  • georgezack
    • He was face down in his PBR last night so I let him off.

  • mikehinterberg

    Cool! Well, I’m honored and humbled. Should I really win when I picked supra-3, when other folks like James correctly picked your final time? I think you should publicly shame those of us that didn’t pick you to sub-3. Then again, I figured/overthought that 2:59 would be the popular guess, so I had to go with something different.

    The contest was fun and it was fun to track numbers online: I remember worrying, — briefly — if Brownie died around 30k (luckily, the rumors of his death were greatly exaggerated).

    If you really think I still deserve said prize, I will treasure it and use it as inspiration, now, to go for a sub-3 attempt on the stupid roads. Crap.

    • Hey, I think its fair. I wasn’t sure the sub-3 was going to happen but I wasn’t going to miss the damn thing by a couple minutes without a post race trip to the medical tent.