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Analysis of Exercise v. Weight Over Time

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Your pants are shrinking. Give thanks to gay whales, global warming, and probable damnation.

The answers from experts are too long, complicated, and involve cultic references to crypto-chemistry. I'll make it easy for you. Study this diagram. It's clear and pure as the driven slush. Have a blessed day!

2018 AC100: First-time Entrants With Zero Prior Finishes

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Angeles Crest 100 opens its panic-Goober Gold Rush entry process the day after the race ends. A week later, after a cryptic “lottery,” the next year's entrants are announced. They now have a year to get their one 50-mile qualifying race done, just like in 1986.

The First-time Entrants With Zero Prior Finishes compose the overwhelming majority of the field: 177 with 83 all other prior finishers. I began to wonder what are their immediate qualifications? It runs the gamut from names like Jim Walmsley [WS100] and Darcy Piceu [Hardrock 100, Bigfoot 120], to the entrant with the one recorded 7mi finish.

Also noted that there were a startling number of half- and full Ironman finishers. I didn't include these finishes, because at best its a marathon. I expect yelps on that too. 

The stats showed that:

22% have no ultra experience whatsoever at signup, only 14% have completed a 50-miler.Entrants in the None category might not have any qualifiers; or the data may be absent, as databases h…