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  • Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

    Am sure that some numbers cruncher has already done this drill in showing the percentage difference between the men's WR and women's WR. Would like to see that info and am curious which event has the least and most differnce?

  • #2
    Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

    don't be shy, bigfish, do yourself and then share it with us !

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    • #3
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      what the heck, I did it in 3 minutes; draw whatever conclusions you want, all I did is the math; skipped the steeplechase, hurdles, and weight events for obvious reasons:

      100 9.79 10.49 7.2 % slower
      200 19.32 21.34 10.05% "
      400 43.18 47.60 10.24% "
      800 1:41.11 1:53.28 12.04% "
      1500 3:26.00 3:50.46 11.87% "
      5000 12:39.36 14:28.09 14.32% "
      10000 26:22.75 29:31.78 9.99 % "

      HJ 2.45 2.08 14.7 % less
      LJ 8.95 7.52 16.0% "
      3J 18.29 15.50 15.3% "
      PV 6.14 4.86 20.8% "

      that's it.

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      • #4
        Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

        Steve beat me to it but I thought I'd post it for the Olympic Track events (plus 3000m M/steeple W)

        Men's Women's Slower
        100m 9.78 10.49 7.3%
        200m 19.32 21.34 10.5%
        400m 43.18 47.6 10.2%
        800m 101.11 113.28 12.0%
        1500m 206.0 230.5 11.9%
        3000m 440.7 486.1 10.3%
        Steeple 475.3 556.5 17.1%
        5,000m 759.4 868.1 14.3%
        10,000m 1,582.7 1,771.8 11.9%
        Marathon 7,495 8,125 8.4%
        400H 46.78 52.61 12.5%

        From this stand point it looks like the Steeple record is weakest, followed by the 5k record.

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        • #5
          Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

          Interesting to note that Paula's marathon run ranks only behind Flo Jo's 100m.

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          • #6
            Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

            >Interesting to note that Paula's marathon run ranks only behind Flo Jo's 100m.
            >

            Actually, if you exclude the dodgy 10.49 (as I believe you should) and take the 10.61 as the rightful world record, the difference is 8.5%, meaning that Radcliffe's record is the closest to the men's WR out of all events.
            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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            • #7
              Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

              >Steve beat me to it but I thought I'd post it for the Olympic Track events
              >(plus 3000m M/steeple W)

              Men's Women's Slower
              100m 9.78 10.49 7.3%

              >200m 19.32 21.34 10.5%
              400m 43.18 47.6 10.2%
              800m 101.11 113.28
              >12.0%
              1500m 206.0 230.5 11.9%
              3000m 440.7 486.1 10.3%
              Steeple
              >475.3 556.5 17.1%
              5,000m 759.4 868.1 14.3%
              10,000m 1,582.7 1,771.8
              >11.9%
              Marathon 7,495 8,125 8.4%
              400H 46.78 52.61 12.5%

              From this
              >stand point it looks like the Steeple record is weakest, followed by the 5k
              >record.





              It seems that the average % difference is 11.5%. What would the women's WR be if all of them were 11.5% slower/lower than the men's WR...??

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              • #8
                Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

                I don't have time to crunch the numbers, but I did note that the two guys who did came up with different percentages in several cases.

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                • #9
                  Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

                  <<I don't have time to crunch the numbers, but I did note that the two guys who did came up with different percentages in several cases.>>

                  Steve and I agreed on our numbers except for the 10,000m which I stand by my 11.9% number.

                  The only other difference is that Steve took out one more decimal place and I added a few other track events.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

                    <<It seems that the average % difference is 11.5%. What would the women's WR be if all of them were 11.5% slower/lower than the men's WR...??>>>

                    Sorry, I didn't save my table and it's time for my lunch.... gotta feed the furnace.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

                      >Steve beat me to it but I thought I'd post it for the Olympic Track events
                      >(plus 3000m M/steeple W)

                      Men's Women's Slower
                      100m 9.78 10.49 7.3%

                      >200m 19.32 21.34 10.5%
                      400m 43.18 47.6 10.2%
                      800m 101.11 113.28
                      >12.0%
                      1500m 206.0 230.5 11.9%
                      3000m 440.7 486.1 10.3%
                      Steeple 475.3 556.5 17.1%
                      5,000m 759.4 868.1 14.3%
                      10,000m 1,582.7 1,771.8
                      >11.9%
                      Marathon 7,495 8,125 8.4%
                      400H 46.78 52.61 12.5%

                      From this
                      >stand point it looks like the Steeple record is weakest, followed by the 5k
                      >record.

                      It's OK - worked it out myself....


                      If all women's WRs were 11.5% behind the mens.....



                      100m - 10.90
                      200m - 21.54
                      400m - 48.12
                      800m - 1:52.74
                      1500m - 3:49.69
                      3000m - 8:11.38
                      Steeple - 8:49.96
                      5,000m - 14:06.73
                      10,000m - 29:24.71
                      Marathon - 2:19:27
                      400H - 52.16

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

                        ><<I don't have time to crunch the numbers, but I did note that the two guys who
                        >did came up with different percentages in several cases.>>

                        Steve and I
                        >agreed on our numbers except for the 10,000m which I stand by my 11.9%
                        >number.

                        The only other difference is that Steve took out one more decimal
                        >place and I added a few other track events.

                        Yep, I made one math mistake, on the 10k. Sorry.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

                          According to many physiologists Women's bodies are better suited for endurance events then Men's. This seems to hold true when you look at the WR's for Ultra races. The longer you go the beter women seem to do against men.

                          While Paula's marathon WR is only 8.4% slower than the men's WR, the World Record for the womens's 100k (distance at which the World Ultra Championship is run) is only 5.3% slower than the
                          men's world record (6:13 to 6:33)

                          Given this information their may be some sloped line in average differences between WR's. The farther the distance the less % difference.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ratio of Men's WR to Women's WR

                              Thanks for the correction. I must have been looking at an old listing. (i.e. T&F News Records on this website - jab, jab)

                              Absolutely the Women's steeple should improve in comparison to the men's WR as the event gets more exposure and has been run for a few years in major meets.

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