I blew the picture up on my iphone. Can not do that with a my desktop. Absolutely FM rejoins the course. As you say, could have been a potty stop, But to maintain his time, it would have to have been fast like Shalane Flanagan in the Boston sleet. Frank came in cold to maintain 6:40 or faster for at least a mile. So the issue has never been that Frank can't run fast enough. Just for not 26 miles straight. I guess, in a way he is doing repeats. If he is biking ahead, this is still impressive stuff for a 70 year old. James Bond like. Maybe FM just got caught up in this, and can't get out. There is a chance he could see this thread, and just settle for his last 3 races, all at 2:53...and give it up. That would leave FM with the 2 fastest actual times for 70 plus. If you could turn LA 19 into a DQ, show Phoenix the tape from 2015 and they may just DQ it too. Then the record won"t be tainted. His gun time was real close to 1108 at 15k and 25k. Questions remain. Did Frank have help or not? The amazing thing is we debated this so long. The contributors to this thread who were adamant about FM being a fraud, sure seem to be right. The real problem is there is still that scintilla of doubt. We don't want to hang an innocent man, do we. This is why the death penalty does not work. You have to be right every time. With overzealous prosecutors, and lazy law enforcement, that is impossible.....It is comical, yet tragic...catching FM in the act. It just doesnt look like someone hurrying to rejoin the race. It looks like someone sneaking up and quickly rejoining the race. Pit stops in half marathons are not common for runners that finish sub 1:40. Usually youngsters. To say that someone chasing his own best 70 plus marathon time, would give up time for that, is suspect. Good work to the people trying to keep record times legit. (eligible or not for WR) How about USATF? Has anyone checked to see if FM is a member?