So I've been trying to figure out how this guy got around the course at The Thunder Road Marathon last month. So check this out.
Earlier this evening I was telling my wife about this thread again, and in doing so remembered something about the race.
I was trying to hang with the 3 hour group and fell off somewhere around 12 miles. However, shortly after I fell off that group something strange happened. A vehicle, with a paper "Official Race Vehicle" sign in the window, passed me, on the actual marathon course. I saw it parked around the 1/2 marathon mark and said something to the folks there that it should stay off the course. A few miles down the course it again came past me and continued on. Again I saw it parked with the guy who was driving standing next to the course.
I thought it may have been an official following the women's race as the winner came out of the group that was running in the 3 hour pace group.
I'm really starting to think it could have been Mr Litton cruising around the course, stopping around the mat placement areas. (they were made public) And wouldn't you know it. His gun time 3:00:24.
I sent an email to the race info email and asked if there was in fact an official vehicle following the women's lead pack. Will post their reply.