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Show Of Hands August 13th, 2016 8:46pm

You must compete in a foot race against 8 randomly chosen strangers of your age and sex. Would you have a better chance of winning a race of 100 meters, or 1500 meters?

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montegue
10/14/16 1:13 pm

Nobody on here could beat me in either

jp1o austin
08/15/16 2:24 pm

Likely I'd win both from a randomly chosen population but statistically most people are out of shape so the greater the distance the better the chance of beating someone chosen at random

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CMD1973 Oxford iowa
08/15/16 1:09 pm

I do much better at a distance since I was a cross-country runner and ran 800 and 1600 in track a long, long time ago.

cyanospool The Deep North
08/15/16 11:58 am

I'm a sh*tty runner, but I'm pretty fit for a female and include other cardio in my workouts. I'm sure plenty of 21 year old women could power through a 100 and beat me, but I bet a lot of them won't have the endurance to keep pace for a 1500.

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Nos4at2 demented weirdo
08/14/16 3:58 pm

I'm not winning any type of race

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sea California
08/14/16 1:19 pm

1500. The longer distance would let willpower come into play, not just ability.

UniversePlan Michigan
08/14/16 8:18 am

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gonzoboy Arizona
08/14/16 7:31 am

At MY exact age?! I take the 100 meters, and I believe, against "randomly chosen strangers", I take the race.

WyCud12 NY State
08/14/16 7:17 am

1500, but id much rather run the 100

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Theoxilus Wibbly wobbly timey wimey
08/14/16 12:22 am

I'm more like a dwarf. Very dangerous over short distances.

dudley northern Virginia woods
08/13/16 11:08 pm

I wear more practical shoes usually.

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flobotscott88
08/13/16 11:05 pm

I can be extremely fast in a short distance but long runs take the breath out of me.

MJSeals J.D.
08/13/16 10:00 pm

Um...I can do distance but I've never been fast. I have lasted 90 minute soccer games in 90 degree heat, but that's not continuous. I've done a 5K in 18:12

obertar1 NY
08/21/16 9:40 am

If you did that 5k in the past couple years, I'd put you in the top 5% of the entire USA at any age. My money's on you in the 1500 & if you somehow lose, you can keep the money anyway just for having the diligence to be in the shape you're in.

MJSeals J.D.
08/21/16 10:08 am

I'll bring home the Gold for NY 😎

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/13/16 9:25 pm

Maybe 10 meters. I can't even walk a block with my walker, or a single step without it. ♿

catpillow Florida West Coast
08/13/16 9:18 pm

Neither. I can't run at all and walking isn't easy for me.

Wino I need a drink
08/13/16 8:46 pm

I'm not a sprinter, but I can easily go a few miles with a decent time.

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Grimmy13
08/13/16 8:06 pm

Used to have around a 5:00 mile when I was much younger, thinner (6'2" and 130) and motivated. Did a few marathons in my twenties, but now that I'm older, thicker and now paying for my youthful indiscretions, I could still probably whoop most in a distance run.

SOHJesus Amarillo
08/15/16 7:29 am

Why weren't you eating back then?

erika348 Texas
08/13/16 7:25 pm

I have a better chance of having a heart attack trying either distance

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HighHorse Ohio
08/13/16 7:20 pm

I'm losing no matter what

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
08/13/16 6:57 pm

I'm 67. My jogging buddy is four.

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logicwins
08/13/16 6:45 pm

Long distance runner over here. They would whip me in a short distance race.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/13/16 5:57 pm

100. I've always been awful at long distance *running*.
But give me a 20k WALK, and I might win it.

sydwel
08/13/16 5:51 pm

1500. If the random folks were at the average speed for my age group, I'm sure it would be an easy win.

Maj Worth Economist
08/13/16 5:46 pm

My fastest time in high school for the mile run happened because I passed out after the third lap and the teacher just counted whatever I had gotten to at that point. I was so happy when I didn't have to take PE anymore.

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
08/13/16 5:40 pm

I'm not fast but I can keep a good pace for long distance

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/13/16 4:47 pm

I'd have zero chance of winning either of these, but I'd do the 100, because it would be over with at least 15 times sooner, and would hurt at least 15 times less.

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heckerj44 Virginia
08/13/16 4:43 pm

well i run the 400 200 and 100 so im gonna say the 100

ELATeacher
08/13/16 4:22 pm

1500, for sure. I run Marathons (3:18 PR) and Half Marathons (1:30 PR). I don't really race anything as short at a 1500 but I think I could run one in around 5 mins so I would be pretty confident about beating 8 random guys my age at a 1500. If you up the distance to anything over 10 miles I would be willing to bet a good bit of money on myself against 8 random guys my age.

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PutinItUp New Jersey
08/13/16 4:17 pm

Mile time is like 4:51, and I can't sprint for my life, so I'll probably go with that 1500, really.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
08/13/16 3:59 pm

I would probably win either race, but as a one time state champion in the 100 meters, I chose that. I've always been a better sprinter.

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
08/13/16 3:50 pm

I'm not a sprinter, but I run cross country.

thebarr
08/13/16 3:31 pm

The longer the better for me, within reason of course!

SouthernLaw Old North State
08/13/16 3:13 pm

I have decent short distance speed (4.89 40-yd dash) but I can beat almost anyone my age in a race that is a mile or two long.

firefly5 the verse
08/13/16 3:13 pm

1500. I'd ldo better at 15000, though.

susanr Colorado
08/13/16 3:10 pm

Definitely not 1500; I'd probably die before I reached the finish line. Not even sure about 100, but at least I might have a chance. Of finishing, that, is; not necessarily of winning, but at least the competition would also be old.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
08/13/16 3:09 pm

After around 200 meters my running gets slower and slower.

AmericanHero Oregon
08/13/16 3:07 pm

I'm pretty good at the 100m at my schools track meets.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
08/13/16 3:05 pm

Probably 1500. It might give me enough time to get in my car and cheat.

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FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
08/13/16 2:56 pm

Distance is my only shot.

Octogenarians can beat me in the 100m.

Im not a quick walker.

ProudCentrist Chicago, Illinois
08/13/16 2:56 pm

My 100m time is slow, but my mile time is 5:35, so 1500 sounds good.

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Hunter6P Texas
08/13/16 2:53 pm

Did you mean 1600 since 1600 is a mile.

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heckerj44 Virginia
08/13/16 4:45 pm

1500m is only used on the international stage

Hunter6P Texas
08/13/16 4:59 pm

Oh, thanks for the information, I didn't know that. So only for the Olympics or world championship?

ctskapski x
08/13/16 2:51 pm

Uhhh. Neither wasn't an answer.

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