It doesn't appear that the victims -- the runners' up -- at LAM seem too bent out of shape about this whole episode. But, I'd really like to read a piece from the prospective of a "victim" of cheating. The feeling of accomplishment and pride is felt most strongly after a strong performance is most felt immediately after the performance, and during the award ceremony. Finding out several weeks, months or years after the fact, and without fanfare, has to be pretty lousy.
Has MI or another publication fully explored this from the runners' up prospective?
In 99% of these situations, the runners' up busted their butts to get to the marathon starting line healthy enough and with solid fitness to place well. It's not an easy feat to accomplish with marathon training, especially at 70. You're often balancing life, family, nutrition, work and health to reach peak performance. This is all totally undercut by the cheater who comes in, doesn't do the work, and steals the glory.