On Strava I am seeing a lot of people with 9.98 - 10.02 on their watches, which is shorter than you usually see in a race like this since people don't run the tangents perfectly. Anecdotally I usually see the people who run them best come in around 10.04 in a race like this.
After digging deeper it's clear the 4th mile was way short - those that split their watch at each mile marker had around 0.93-0.94 for that mile. It also makes sense that this would be the mile where they would mess up since it includes a 180 turn and they could have just placed the cone a bit too early. Hard to say exactly where it was supposed to go, but comparing the course map to people's GPS's it seems reasonable that it was slightly short.
If the course is 0.06-0.07 short that would invalidate Kebenei's American record and would be a very bad look for the race organizers. Is there a way to validate this now that the course markers have (I assume) been taken down? Or will we never know and the record just has an asterisk next to it?
Update on 4/12/19: The race has been confirmed to be short. This thread is locked for new posts. To see how it's short, go here: