The course revision in 2012 presents the opportunity to tackle the question: if the 2011 race were revised to 2012 distances, how would the results compare? The surprising answer: 2011 results would have been faster.
We took the complete 2011 splits and finish times by age group and adjusted them to equivalent distances of 1 mile swim, 30 mile bike, 3 mile run. If the 2011 race had been stopped at that point, the average finish time would have been 2:48, or about 11% faster.
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