Frank “wins” his age group in big events. Winning an age group at the L.A. Marathon is a big, big deal for a lot of people. It is a great accomplishment and reward for years of work. Most of us wouldn’t get a sniff of an age-group title in a big city marathon.
We debate whether BQ cheats take anything away from anyone else; debate whether it is a crime with a victim.
Well, in this case the victims are real and are known. Someone loses the victory, someone else is denied a podium spot. If I were one of those guys I would be quite unhappy.