The article also includes a defense of the messageboard posters by rojo.
Twenty years ago, [the Marine Corps Marathon cheater's] infractions very likely would have gone unnoticed. But with more and more races featuring sophisticated run-tracking systems, as well as course photographers and spectators, life is harder for potential cheaters. Thereâ€™s another reason why those who might consider taking a shortcut ought to think twice: the message boards on LetsRun.com....
If part of LetsRunâ€™s editorial aim is to call out those who might tarnish the reputation of professional running, the siteâ€™s message boards have become a platform for vigilante justice seekers in the world of amateur road racing.
Rojo: â€œFor the most part, if thereâ€™s smoke thereâ€™s fire. Some people complain about the nature of the message board, but Iâ€™m still waiting for an example of a high profile case where people have been speculating about something and itâ€™s been way, way off base.â€