I like how on that instagram post they have limited comments. Were they getting too many people commenting about the doping and the course cutting?
Kostman, the RD, is a dick anyways. He deserves the negative comments. He is a pompous @ss who think all of his races are some amazing, "end all be all, the one true race" type races.
Remember when he got mad at Mark Remy from Runner's World when Remy wrote an April Fools article saying Disney acquired the Badwater Marathon? That was some funny stuff and I can't tell you how butt hurt Kostman was about this. He RAGED.
He's pissed off a lot of the old timers who made the race what it was.
How about how he didn't have the balls to DQ the LetsRun favorite Parvaneh Moayedi from her "finish" at Badwater, despite overwhleming evidence she didn't complete the whole race? How about how he black-balled a certain runner who had proof from multiple crew members from multiple teams that a well known, author of a best-selling ultramarathon book and previous Badwater winner cheated and hopped in a van to get ahead of said runner while on the Portal Road?