RecSys ’19: Pace My Race: Recommendations for Marathon Running

Recommendation system paper challenge (18/50)

paper link

They want to predict the finish time for Marathon.

Besides that, they want to recommend the pacing plan to the runner when to run slowly down to safely finish the marathon.

For predicting finish time, they applied XGBM model with HR, pace, Cadence features and extend them with time series model

For recommending the pacing plan: applying the following steps


Result with time serious extended or not

Result between the model and baseline model

Baseline model: where MPR is the mean pace of the runner to that point

Example Product

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