Roderick Powell wrote:
The biggest mark of the weekend was left by Loyola XC/distance assistant coach Dr. Frank Meza, who won his age group race (70+) at the Sprouts Mesa-PHX Marathon. His time of 2:53:54 set a new U.S. and World Record, besting the old record of 2:54:27 set two months ago.
That Sprouts Race is all downhill but LA is a tougher course. No way he ran a legit 2:53 marathon in 2019.