Brain-Teaser 665: … Steady …

From The Sunday Times, 7th April 1974 [link]

There were six starters for the special handicap event for the youngest class at the school sports. All started at the gun, and none fell by the wayside or was disqualified.

Dave started quicker than Ed and finished before Fred. Colin finished two seconds after he would have finished if he had finished two seconds before Ed. Bob and Dave started quicker than Colin, and Bob was faster than Ed.

Alf, who won third prize, finished two seconds after he would have finished if he had finished two seconds after Colin.

Who won second prize?

This puzzle was included in the book The Sunday Times Book of Brain-Teasers: Book 2 (1981, edited by Victor Bryant and Ronald Postill). The puzzle text above is taken from the book.

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