First, I came in here to say that my computer that has no running related searches/LetsRun/etc. had the LA Times article pop up as a recommended read.
Second, wow the positive Meza spin attempts are very obvious.
Third, I feel sorry for the guy, BUT he did this to himself. He should have just come clean.
Fourth - just offer to follow Frank on a tempo run on the track for two or three miles. He could even just post a continuous video of himself, with proof that it is him. Publish it and publish his response. Don't offer money, just offer him the chance to clear his name. Again, get his response for publication. The guy should have just admitted his issues and moved on. Instead it's turning into a national story. I feel bad for the DA who has also been duped by Frank. I also want to believe Frank as badly as his impassioned response conveys (from my view).
Fifth - here comes rojo, jumping in to get some publicity out of it claiming he hasn't followed the thread (doubtful, but okay). That aside, I'm glad he has weighed in. Even though it's obvious to everybody that there are some descrepancies (to say the least) in Frank's performance, give the guy an honest chance at redemption, no strings attached. Just a tempo run or a good 5k race performance on a certified course - 20:21 min 5k (which is what an even split would be for just one 2:52:00 marathon). That would be a cake walk for any 2:52 marathoner. Whatever you choose, offer money or better yet, offer to post it as a front page (of LetsRun) story offering full redemption. I would love to see his excuses.
Sixth ... And I really hope this doesn't happen... I foresee Frank or someone offering some, "evidence" whether it be a self produced video or GPS evidence of his prowesss, and I foresee LRC tearing it apart.
I can sum up my feelings on the subject as:
I really want to believe Frank and his supporters (not just a runner but as someone who appreciates the social causes he appears to support), but I can't believe him in the face of the evidence I see presented by doubler/other posters.