What YOU Thought the Boston Marathon Cutoff Will Be


Registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon opened yesterday. We got 377 entries in our “Guess the 2019 Boston Marathon Registration Cutoff” Contest. Here’s what you (the collective “you”) thought the cutoff would be:


For the purposes of the distribution chart, I grouped the entries into 10-second bins. The distribution has an unexpected gap in the 3:20-3:40 space. Oddly enough, both the mean and the median fall within that gap.

The mode (the most common single entry) is 3:42. 11 people guessed that exact time.

One person guessed 18:16. Apparently, they think registration should already be over.