Jefe in the CO wrote:
Not sure I understand where LRC is going with this. Has there ever been a FAT time that agreed with the running time on a scoreboard? Every photo of an athlete posing with a record time is, in a way, editing the running time to reflect the FAT time. Is it not?
Maybe you guys could spend your considerable resources to see if anyone else adjusted the displayed time of an athlete crossing the finish line to the official time - I'm guessing it's most marathons, at least. If I was a race director I wouldn't want photos of last year's champion showing a time faster than his official time.
This is normal. The letsrun brothers got worked up about it when Berlin did it for Haile's 2:03:59. I guess they have short memories.