Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It doesn't add up

This is the start of "Missed it by that much: Marathoner loses $27K by one second" on Yahoo! Canada Sports on July 4, 2011. Some have written in the article's comments that the guy earned the bonus because he did finish in 2:10. It doesn't state under 2:10, it states 2:10 and under - unless that's only the way the article's sentence is written, and the actual conditions of the bonus are more clear, which is entirely likely. But that's not why I'm here. I'm here because the bonus is clearly written as being $27,000. If Kamakaya had earned the bonus ("but he did!"), he would have made a total of $37,000, thereby more than tripling his payday and, in fact, nearly quadrupling it.

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