|Aging in Sports and Chess|
This part of the site allows one to compute his or her predicted minimum times by age in running and swimming events, given his or her best previous time. It does the same for the high jump regarding height and for chess regarding chess rating. It uses the results in Estimated Age Effects in Athletic Events and Chess. One should at least skim this paper before computing any predictions to see what assumptions are being made and how the age factors were estimated.
Compute predicted minimum times (maximum heights for the high jump,
maximum ratings for chess):
How Fast Do Old Men Slow Down?The Review of Economics and Statistics, February 1994, 103-118
Speed is not that fleeting, Geezerjock, October 2004.
Estimated Age Effects in Baseball, October 2005.
John Courtmanche's 20K times:
Barbara Pearce's 20K times:
Barbara Pearce's 5K times:
Leah Vogel's 20K times:
Amby Burfoot's Manchester Road Race times: