Curious cat wrote:
Anybody else curious about Frank skipping LA Marathon 2016?
Oakland Marathon 2016 was on March20, 2016
LA Marathon 2016 was in February 14, 2016 (Valentine's day?)
So he could of actually ran both the Oakland and LA Marathon since they were about 5 weeks apart..
According to marathon investigation site, he took part in Pasadena and Los Angeles about a month apart in 2010 (2/21/2010 and 3/21/2010)
In 2011, he is listed for Surf City and Los Angeles (2/6/2011 and 3/20/2011)
2012, Surf City and Los Angeles (2/5/2012 and 3/8/2012)
2013 - Surf City and Los Angeles (2/3/2013 and 3/17/2012)
Looks like he pretty much didn't want to run with that observer in LA Marathon for 2016.
One thing about 2016 that I'm sure people have mentioned but doesn't seem to be at the front of the mind in these latter parts of the thread.
In 2016 LA hosted the Olympic Trials for the marathon on Feb 13. I could imagine that there were more volunteers and more eyes on LA for the marathon weekend that year because of the USATF hullabaloo around the trials. Combined w/ the "requirement" to run w/ an observer, and it was an easy decision for Frank to skip.