Noon Alert wrote:
I hear you, but I think we can get a little carried away with things some times.
What if the guy is a chronic jaywalker or if he makes a right on red late at night at a deserted intersection where this is prohibited - does he deserve to lose his medical license over these things because they are technically a violation of a law?
Doesn't go to being duplicitous, you say? What if the guy didn't report some income from winning a March Madness office pool on his tax return? What if he were having an extramarital affair?
The guy deserves to be DQ'd. The guy deserves to be banned from races. The guy shouldn't be coaching kids. I have no qualms about the guy generally being publicly dubbed a cheater and having that pop up as the first item in a Google search. All of those things tie into his running exploits in a clear and direct way.
But going after a man's professional standing - trying to cost him his job or his medical license - feels too far removed to be reasonable. Yes, there are plenty of bright people on this thread, and you can make an argument that stands up to intellectual scrutiny, but when you really get down to it, those arguments feel fairly tenuous and flimsy; and I think they are ultimately being made because people are simply, and justifiably, angry with this guy because of the breadth and depth of his cheating, the way he used his cheating to promote himself and because of his disingenuous at best response to Derek.
You must be new here.
This is what triathleteguru, doubler, and others have done to previous cheats. It's not enough to get a DQ or publicly humiliate them. They are out for blood.
Your post is suspicious.
Regardless, I believe the punishment should fit the crime. His cheating appears to be prolific and brazen, claiming a world record time in the marathon. He also used this information to promote himself/his business. However, my opinion is that going after his profession is overkill and possibly slanderous when doing so through online reviews. The guy should be outed and humiliated, especially given that he hasn't come clean and has claimed a world record caliber perfomance. As a runner it is infuriating that he has done this repeatedly and for over a decade. As a doctor's patient I could care less, though I would go out of my way to avoid him as my doctor.