Olympic 1500m

Men vs. Women through the years

Run for it!

The 1500m run is one of the most iconic events in the olympics. And it's no surprise it's a real fan favorite, I mean, who doesn't love a good race every now and then, just watching it could make you hyped! The event is a 1500m race were a maximum of 12 runners per round race against both eachtother and the clock for their final scores. Truly an amazing event

Who will prevail?

For this article I have done a bit of research to see how Male and Female times compared in this marvelous event and predict how they might do in the future based on the results. Here's what I got.

The process and Goal

For this I took the times from the gold medal winners throughout different years for both genders and graphed the information. After seeing many of the female's times gaining closer in perspective we decided to use the info gathered to predict if someday the females will surpass the males in time. Our goal in the end is to use the information to predict around when this will happen and some other things.

Scatter plot

The Female competitors are represented as X while the Male competitors are represented as squares

Linear regression

These lines represent the trends the trends for the time for both male and female competitors. The red line is for the female times while the blue is for the males
Big image

Crossing Paths

Sadly it seems like the intersection will not be happening soon with the way things are now. The intersection would have happened around 1895/6, was the event even around then? The Females might just want to start stepping their game up, haha.

X coordinate

The X coordinate here represents the year the intersection would have happened. In the picture this is shown as 1895 (but with the olympics being on even years 1896 might be a better choice of saying it). This shows that the males have surpassed the females for quite a while (since the lower the time the better the score).

Y coordinate

The Y coordinate here represents the average of the amount of seconds it would take to finish and that it would be the same for both gender scores. The Y coordinate shown was roughly 229.03 which could also be changed to 3 minutes and 84 seconds or somewhere around that.

Finish Line!

For a small conclusion it seems as if the female times have been slowing Down over the years while the male times have been increasing in speed. But who knows, there might just be a change, as for what truly comes in the future, only time will tell.