Today marks the running of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Last year an explosion took the lives of three people. Hundreds were injured, many losing limbs. 6,000 runners were unable to complete the marathon due to the death and destruction.
Richard Smith is Triangle based marathon runner, and a statistician. He was approached with an unusual request from race organizers. Could he, somehow, figure out official finish times for the runners who could not complete the race?