regretfully curious wrote:
What time splits did he run in London? What finishing time?
What's his time in other races?
First ever marathon.
Officially he finished just under 4 hours - but in reality it would be about 4:15:00 if they correct the start time. After the first 10k, he ran about 30 minutes per 5k consistently according to the email below.
Got this email from their media department - but I initially sent photo proof to a different email address.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said:
â€œWe have a system in place that highlights results which need explanation â€“ for example missing split times and unusual split time patterns. We contact runners identified through this system to ask them to provide an explanation.
â€œIn Ryanâ€™s case, there was no time shown in his results from the 5km timing mat and his time at the 10km mat was 34:10. All his split times from that point for each 5km were about 30 minutes (i.e. about an hour for each subsequent 10km).
â€œWe have not accused Ryan of cheating. We have asked him for an explanation for the time differential and we have also asked him for evidence that he has previously run a 10km in about 33 minutes or a 5km (such as a parkrun) in about 16:20. To date, he has not provided that evidence. We have also sent him an entry form for a free place in a 10km run we organise at the end of this month so that he can demonstrate that he can run 10k in 33:30 minutes.
â€œRyan has not been disqualified, nor has he been banned from future events organised by the London Marathon. His results have currently been removed from the database while the investigation is ongoing.â€