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Roderick Powell
RE: Frank Meza 2:53:10 at LA Marathon (70 years old) unoffical time (just finished) Frank Meza ran this half marathon on Jan 20, 2019. Seems as if it was a tune-up race for the Phoenix-Mesa Sprouts Marathon. It would seem if he was not intentionally running at "marathon pace", he could have threatened Ed Whitlock's single age half-marathon record for 70 years old. (about 4 minutes quicker) He may not have been aware that the half-marathon record was well within his range. (it seems) Do the doubters think he is cheating these half-marathons too? I have run enough half-marathons, too know that runners do sneak in and out of them...BUT I see them. They do not really go unnoticed. To suggest this elderly Doctor is doing all this, if we really think about it, is laughable. Not saying it could not be done, but I have not heard yet, EXACTLY how this is supposed to be being done. Truly this is a gossipy thread, something I did not intend it to be. I started it because I thought it was a shame that such fast times were going unnoticed. How do other older runners NOT notice these kind of times. If I had not started these threads. (including the 2:53:54 thread) They still would way under the radar. How do these Marathons, have someone run these times from a 70 year old, go without any mention?

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