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"The official finish time is the 'gun' time even if 'chip' scoring is used." - USATF policy
"Gun" time is the only acceptable method of timing. Chip/net times cannot be used for qualifying. However, special consideration may be given to "chip/net" times for competitors with "gun" times extremely close to the qualifying standards.(taken directly from http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-Marathon/entry/entryMen/qualifyingStandards.asp)
* The official finish time is the "gun" time even if "chip" scoring was used. If chip timing was used, please include both gun and chip times in their respective fields. (taken directly from http://www.usatf.org/events/results/ )
USATF and IAAF rules about victory are clear: the first person to finish wins. In order to be able to manage their large fields, races the size of the Nike Women's Marathon and other major events have to make the best judgment call they can about starting separate groups of runners. Chips are used primarily by race directors to give "mid-pack" runners who start farther back a true sense of their finishing time, and also to prevent race fraud. In their sign-up information and race rules, event directors state that placement is determined by order of finish, not chip time. (from http://www.usatf.org/news/view.aspx?DUID=USATF_2008_10_29_07_11_51 )
Above are just a few things taken from the USATF website. I realize this is a hot button issue, but the fact remains that the Bayshore is a footrace and in a footrace the first person to cross the finish line wins. I cannot fathom using a different standard for money and then another for medals. For money and records it is quite common if not standard for races to use gun time. The spirit of competition is lost on chip time. I will not deny someone who races the event and out runs or out kicks a competitor their just medal if the person they beat started slightly behind them at the start.
Daniel Siderman- Bayshore Race Director
Marathon Course Records
Jeff Sharp in 1983 - 2:17:40
Marybeth Reader in 2008 - 2:46:23
Half Marathon Course Records
Robert Scribner in 2011 – 1:04:51
Andrea Pomaranski in 2010 – 1:15:08
For a list of top three finishers in previous Bayshore Races click here.
2012 Bayshore Marathon Results
2012 Bayshore Half Marathon Results.
2012 Bayshore 10K Results
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2011 Bayshore Results are available here .
2011 Bayshore Marathon Results.
2011 Bayshore Half Marathon Results.
2011 Bayshore 10K Results.
2011 Finisher Certificates are here.
2010 Marathon Results are here.
2010 Half Marathon Results are here.
2010 10K Results are here.
2009 Marathon Results are here.
2009 Half Marathon Results are here.
2009 10K Results are available here.
2008 Marathon Results are available here.
2008 Half Marathon Results are available here.
2008 10K Results are available Here.
2007 Marathon Results are available here.
2007 Half Marathon Results are available here.
2007 10K Results are available here.
2006 Marathon Results are Here.
2006 Half Marathon Results are Here.
2006 10K Results are Here.
2005 Marathon Results are Here.
2005 10K Results are Here.
2004 Marathon Results are Here.
2004 10K Results are Here.
2003 Marathon Results are Here.
2003 10K Results are Here.