Matthew Parker's Decoder #2018-07

Did you break into a sweat trying to solve July’s runner code? Here it is again:

Matthew's Decoder #2018-07

How It Works

To write the letter A in this code, divide 1 by 26.2—the total miles in a marathon. Then write down the first three numbers after the decimal. If the fourth digit is 5 or larger, round up.

That means A would be: 1 / 26.2 = 0.03816793893

Divide 2 through 26 by the same amount to reveal B to Z. The complete alphabet looks like this:

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M

038
076
115
153
191
229
267
305
344
382
420
458
496

N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

534
573
611
649
687
725
763
802
840
878
916
954
992


Match the numbers on the bibs to the alphabet key to decode the secret word.

Look for a new code in the next issue of Clubhouse magazine.

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