BrainBashers 2000 Olympics
At the recent BrainBashers Festival, the 100 metres heats were closely monitored.
Each contestant had to run in two races so that the average place could be determined.
Only one runner finished in the same place in both races.
Alex was never last. Chris always beat Dale. Blake had at least one first place. Alex finished third in at least one of the races. Both Dale and Chris had a second place.
What were the two results?
Race 1: Blake, Chris, Alex, Dale.
Race 2: Chris, Dale, Alex, Blake.
To explain - since Chris always beat Dale and Dale had a second place, one race must have been Chris first and Dale second. Blake therefore won the other race with Chris second. Since only one runner finished in the same place in both races, this must have been Alex in third.