We’re going to disagree on what is common sense.
Again, he cheated for a decade, on relays, with friends in the races, etc.
Common sense says:
People knew. For sure. They were accomplices or enablers but people definitely knew. And there could be reasons he received such vociferous support from a few people who he coached with.
He was so good at this and at faking his running ability even as he was coaching a very good HS team that nobody knew.
I’ll go with the former.
Also, I’m not the one suggesting one of those other three people is an accomplice. Another poster stated that as fact. I’m asking if we should blow past that.
I’ll ask you this: If a photo later emerges of a man in a black coat holding that bike along the course or posing with Frank at the finish, would you be surprised? I’m not expecting it but I wouldn’t be surprised.
If we want to eliminate an accomplice theory, feel free to share with us who SMU Guy is, who ran along with Frank (without a bib) and posed with him after a race.