Who was the faster runner?

John was so proud of his running ability that he boasted he could outrun Bill not only in distance but in speed. Naturally Bill scoffed at such a declaration, and the two decided to put it to a test. They found a convenient flat and straight road containing mileage markers. John started running at the 24-mile marker and ran to the 6-mile indicator, while Bill drove the car alongside him. He ran the distance in three hours and twelve minutes. Bill ran from the 6-mile marker to the first in one hour and two minutes. Who was the faster runner?

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John was the faster runner. He ran 18 miles in three hours and twelve minutes. Bill ran five miles in one hour and two minutes. The distance from the 6-mile marker to the first is five miles.

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