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The Cycle Race

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Puzzle ID:#17788
Fun:*** (2.65)
Difficulty:*** (2.78)
Category:Math
Submitted By:ansh93****
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



In a 14-stage cycle race there were a 100 competitors, among them "Crazy" Charles
In all 14 stages "Crazy" Charles finished in the same position: 93rd. However, at the end of the race, "Crazy" Charles was declared runner-up in the competition: his accumulated time was less than that of all the other competitors except one, the champion.
Bearing in mind the fact that none of the 100 competitors withdrew from the race, how was it possible for "Crazy" Charles to finish second if he never even made it into the top 90 competitors?

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