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RE: LAM 2015: More Unbelievable Splits in Record Temps

Frank Meza Report wrote:

Not sure if this has been mentioned before but Frank's 2015 LA Marathon was UNBELIEVABLE.

Frank Meza, 66 yo, dropped an 18:33 (20-25K WeHo to Beverly Hills) and 18:31 5K (35-40K) during blistering hot marathon conditions. The race was moved up 30 mins because of heat that year. 69 F at the start.


Splits: Check out the link for a better view

Male / 66

Division 1 Gender 68 Overall 96
Finish Time
Finish Net 2:52:47
Finish Gun 2:54:15
Location Net Time Clock Time Time of Day Pace Pace Between
Start 00:00 1:29 6:56:40
5K 20:47 22:15 7:17:26 6:40 /mi
6:07 /mi
10K 39:50 41:18 7:36:29 6:24 /mi
6:35 /mi
15K 1:00:18 1:01:47 7:56:58 6:28 /mi
8:02 /mi
20K 1:25:18 1:26:47 8:21:58 6:51 /mi
5:58 /mi
25K 1:43:53 1:45:21 8:40:32 6:41 /mi
6:14 /mi
30K 2:03:15 2:04:43 8:59:54 6:36 /mi
6:54 /mi
35K 2:24:43 2:26:11 9:21:22 6:39 /mi
5:57 /mi
40K 2:43:13 2:44:42 9:39:53 6:34 /mi
7:00 /mi
Finish 2:52:47 2:54:15 9:49:26 6:35 /mi

First of all, there are VERY few 65-69 age groupers (John Barbour ran 17:58 today in Westfield, Ma as a 65yo! He has an extensive resume) who can run in the 18's for a 5k, let alone 2 in the later stages of a HOT marathon.
Secondly, isn't there enough evidence now for someone to contact the LA marathon folks? Surely, someone can compile a clear picture (pun intended) of the evidence presented thus far. Splits, pics, no visible bib (isn't this alone a violation to be disqualified?) video, etc. Let them look over what has been presented, possibly check with the 2-3 participants who were close by, use their video and pics and come to a conclusion. Just asking...

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