Dodge Ball wrote:
If the DQd Runner started 16 1/2 minutes late (at 10:16:30), it would be impossible for them to have been pictured together at the 1.2 mile point at 10:27.
LOL. I am having a hell of a time verbalizing the evidence - or writing it, whatever. One more shot..This seemed to get the point across to some non-runners..
Ryan's official times showed that he crossed the start line 10:16:30. That is over 16 minutes after the race started. This data is inaccurate.
Ryan likely crossed the start line about 1 to 2 minutes after the gun sounded.
The 'fast' 10k time that the marathon wants Ryan to replicate to prove he ran the marathon is based on the calculation from his alleged 16:30 minute delay.
He hit the 10 kilometer point at 10:51 am. Accounting for the delayed start, the race thinks he ran the 10k in 34:10. This would be incredibly fast.
However the photo shows that Ryan had to have started the race much earlier. He is seen with a runner that started at 10:01. This runner hit the 5k mat at 10:27 am. It would be IMPOSSIBLE for Ryan to be near this runner if he started 15 1/2 minutes after him.
Ryan likely crossed the start line between 10:01 and 10:02 am. Crossing the 10k point at 10:51 am, gives him a reasonable 10k time of 50 to 51 minutes.