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"The 100m final" Did you solve it? Are you a puzzle Olympian?


Early this morning [BST] Usain Bolt won gold in the 100m.

Let’s assume that Bolt won the race by 10m from the second placed runner, Justin Gatlin. And now let’s run the final again, but this time Bolt will start 10m behind the start line. If both Bolt and Gatlin run at the same constant speed in the second race as they did in the first, who wins?

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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/15/did-you-solve-it-are-you-a-puzzle-olympian

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I have no intuition for the answer here. 

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