Mad props to BAA ... wrote:
...if what they are doing is letting him in and then taking extra measures to make sure he either runs legit or is caught. Coordinated stalkers. Unmarked photo spots. Mats in new locations. Unmarked marshals along the course. There's a myriad of ways they could try to catch cheaters.
I agree that they are avoiding litigation/liability for denying him entry by letting him run. I also think they respect their race a heck of a lot and if someone is cheating, they want him caught. Being so big and public however, they have to act based on facts and proof, not circumstances and suppositions.