They know and they don't care
RE: An Essay - BAA half right, lower times encourage competition but more cheating too 11/25/2015 12:32PM - in reply to somebloke
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I really doubt that are more than 50 or so cheaters every year.
I think there are more, lots more. They are everywhere, you just need to look around. Case in point. Frank Meza, who ended up coming in first for M65-69 for the 2015 LA MArathon, in 2:52. At 65. He was DQ from the 2014 CIM for missing mats--and hopefully that cheater won't come back to NorCal. He knows what he did. He's just like Gregory Price, or the host of other cheaters out there. I ran the RockNRoll Montreal marathon a few yers ago--bunch of out and backs the last 11 miles without timing mats. I passed one guy 5 times in the second half of the race. Told him to F off 3 times.
All that being said, the only way to stop all the cheating is to upgrade to gps timing bibs. That will probably happen in the next 10 years, and then those losers will find another way.