24 Jun '15, 3pm

Two age groupers tie for first in a phenomenal photo finish:

Three-hundredths of a second is the approximate time a hummingbird takes to flap its wings once. It’s also the official chip-time separation between Ray Moorehead, 52, and Scott Clark, 51, the top two finishers at the Johnny Miles Marathon in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada held Sunday. A last-millisecond burst, and perhaps a light breeze, helped the bib pinned to Moorehead’s shorts flutter across the red finish tape before Clark. Timing sensors gave Moorehead the tiniest edge, but he insisted both runners put forth an equal effort. Race officials agreed and recorded both official results as 2:50:13—the marathon’s first tie in its 40-year history. “Scott is a great competitor and the only thing to do was to share this with him,” Moorehead told Runner’s World Newswire . “The race was too close to determine by the eye, so I asked the race directors if we could just call it ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/age-group-rivals...

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