ELITE Ltd. H-1024 Budapest, Rozsahegy u. 8. Tel./fax (361-1) 135-7718 The authors are : Dr. Bojidar Spiriev, Attila Spiriev, Gabor Kovacs These tables are similar to the IAAF scoring tables for Multi-events or decatholon tables. The maximum value is 1400 pts. Here are the current Men's World records with Purdy and Hungarian pt values: Purdy Hung mile pace 1050.96 1276.60(00:02:38.35) 100m 9.84 Donovan Baily 1135.47 1357.18(00:02:34.84) 200m 19.32 Michael Johnson 1106.03 1285.28(00:02:54.17) 400m 43.29 Harry Reynolds 1058.41 1264.44(00:03:24.64) 800m 1:41.73 Sebastian Coe 1057.86 1246.83(00:03:32.72) 1000m 2:12.18 Sebastian Coe 1083.59 1292.53(00:03:42.48) 1500m 3:27.37 Noured. Morceli 1086.17 1270.77(00:03:44.39) 1mile 3:44.39 Noured. Morceli 1075.45 1267.41(00:03:51.64) 2000m 4:47.88 Noured. Morceli 1097.40 1292.02(00:03:58.77) 3000m 7:25.11 Noured. Morceli 1070.79 1343.00?*(00:04:03.73) 2miles 8:07.46 Haile Gebrselassie 1113.11 1320.16(00:04:06.03) 5000m 12:44.39 Haile Gebrselassie 1108.38 1295.16(00:04:18.06) 10000m 26:43.53 H. Gebreselassie 1077.44 (00:04:34.84) 20000m 56:55.6 Arturo Barrios 1035.63 (00:04:45.54) 25000m 1:13:55.8 Toshihiko Seko 1044.97 (00:04:47.46) 30000m 1:29:18.8 " " 1120.39 (00:04:29.37) half mar. 58:51 Paul Tergat 1072.60 1244.03(00:04:50.27) marathon 2:06:50 Belayneh Dinsamo The official "Scoring tables" don't list a 2 mile.. The 1343 value is probably wrong. My program inerpolates between the 3k and 5k values to come up with approximate values. Likewise in my track calculator my values are interpolated, especially the Hungarian pts for 5 miles are suspect. (The steeple chase Hung. pts are also not correct) Running events in the tables are : 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 800m 1000m, 1500m, 1mile, 2000m, 3000m, 5000m, 10000m, and Marathon All other values in my Track calculator are interpolated. The calculated Hungarian values, and predicted times for other distances are pretty close to the listed table values, but may not be exact for various reasons. The formula for the running tables is: HP = a(b-t)^2 + c where HP is the Hungarian pt value t is time in seconds ^2 means value in () is squared a,b and c are constants that depend on each distance. e.g in the 100m a= 21.746, b=17.505, c= -1.026 in the mile a= .035 , b=415.01, c= -1.001 The constants are not given in the book but can be calculated by regression analysis from the tables. The book has table values for field events and specific tables for women's events. Which is better Purdy or Hungarian ?, it depends, what you using them for. Both say that Michael Johnson is the Man !, and both say Haile G's 5000 record is the 2nd best performace. When comparing High School performances (like my 800, mile and 2 mile) Hungarian pts, make 800 performances better than Purdy pts. This is unfortunate because there are already more Top 800 performers than in the mile an even less in the 2 mile. This is based on how many runners better than a certain level. I've heard of other systems like Mercier tables, if anyone knows about them let me know... comments and questions .... If you would like to e-mail me feel free phoffman@cs.uml.edu (try out the Hungarian caclulator)Track Calculator Other Running/Prediction/Performance Models Patrick Hoffman