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Race Summaries: Introduction

This is type of graphic that I hope to do on a semi-regular basis once the World Cup season gets rolling.  These easily fall into the “fun” rather than “serious” category.  If you hadn’t already guessed, I like making graphs.  So these entries will be race summaries, but in graph form.  They are fairly labor intensive (manually scraping PDF files for split times, push the data around and annotate it by hand, etc.) so I’m going to pick and choose when I do this, ideally focusing on races that are interesting for some reason.

Here’s an example using the Men’s Olympic Relay from the Vancouver Olympics (click for a larger version):

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