Completing the Results of the 2013 Boston Marathon
Flashback to the 2013 Boston Marathon. It was a beautiful day; the runners were nearing completion of an exhausting 26-mile run when suddenly two bombs detonated near the finish line, resulting in three deaths and several hundred injuries. Over 6,000 runners were unable to finish the race after this horrific incident.
We were approached by the marathon's organizers, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), and asked to recommend a procedure for projecting finish times for the runners who could not complete the race. With assistance from the BAA... Read more about Biostats: Francesca Dominici & Matthew Cefalu