Frank disappears a lot it seems. So, I would expect he will do so again. Must be one of his super powers. But anyway....
By the way, I LOVE the book title Dr. Meza and Mr. Hide. You, sir/ma'am, are a genius. I will buy 10 copies to give as Christmas gifts.
Getting back to business, as a follow-up to my last set, poster Frank Meza Report posted that the GoPro series was *after* the 10K, not before. Thank you. You’re right. I got on Google Street View and figured it out. I appreciate the assist.
And you noted that Frank was stretching for a while, too. I saw this collection before, but I figured in the interest of completeness, I’d do a photo sheet for the 10K mat, which is only about two blocks before the GoPro in my last post.
The first in the series is #4466, who crossed 10K at 7:35:18 am. You can see the timing mat in the photo. About 9 seconds later, with the female runner wearing pink socks, #1228, look next to her left hand in her solo shot. The invisible man Frank appears. #1228 crossed 10K at 7:35:27 a.m. Frank is easier to see in the next shot. Frank is still stretching when #24532 gets to the mat at 7:35:42 a.m. The next time we can see Frank, he has stopped stretching and is stepping into the street as our friend #1299 claps for someone, crossing the mat at 7:35:58 a.m. Runner #23383, the last runner we see before Frank, crossed 10K at 7:36:09 a.m.
In an anomaly that I can’t understand, Frank’s chip says he crossed 10K at 7:36:07 a.m., but in this series of photos, he was clearly behind #23383, and the runner in the same photo as Frank, #16809, hit the mat at 7:36:08 a.m. Anyway, regardless of this, Frank was at the curb stretching near the 10K mat for about 30 seconds before he stepped back into the street, and about 9 more seconds elapsed before he crossed the mat.
Frank crossed the 5K mat at 7:15:50 a.m., so if we subtract the roughly 40 seconds of stretching just before the 10K mat, Frank “ran” 19:27 for that 5K, a pace of 6:16/mile. Check my math, but close enough….
Remember, though—two blocks later, though, with the GoPro footage, Frank has turned invisible again. So, I would imagine, looking at the way this section of Glendale Boulevard is situated, Frank hit the 10K mat and went up either Santa Ynez or Montrose to resume his as yet unknown form of transport to the 15K mat.
This is excellent work. Well done. However, what you now need to do is a summary post, not of all the details, but an overview of how many camera points Frank doesn't show up on and where they are in the race. As it stands, you have several excellent posts spread out over a dozen pages so they kind of lose their impact to a first time reader.
This also needs sending to L.A.M as they are in the process of reviewing and it certainly won't hurt to increase the preponderance of evidence against Frank. The email of the Chief Operating Officer, who has responded to emails and says the case is under review and thank you to the running community for their patience is: [email protected]