it's only a matter of time wrote:
roderick, here's your evidence on phoenix. go to the links in the following picture sequence. in the first link, fm is seen with half marathon runner 3929, and in the background marathon runner 10405. runner 10405 is closing in on fm and looks to be passing him in this sequence. now, look at fm's results compared to those of runner 10405. runner 10405 ran 2:51:49. considering the marathon runners are passing the half marathon runners the photos are likely in the final mile or so of the race, as the full marathon runners have caught the half marathon runners, w/ the half marathon runners starting at the half way point of the full marathon and both the half and the full finishing together.
at the half way point, fm is 32 seconds behind 10405 and a full 1:09 behind 10405 at mile 20 (and, note, that 10405, negative split the race w/ a 1:26:08 and 1:25:41). there's no way that fm makes up 1:09 on runner 10405 between mile 20 and the finish, pulls ahead of runner 10405, only to be passed in the photos and then give up another two minutes to 10405 in final mile or so to the finish (fm's 2:53:54 vs. 10405's 2:51:49).
just another nail in that coffin. fm, come clean. you're a fraud. the loyola high school kids deserve better. not sure how you can call yourself a coach.
First post on this thread. Haven't been around for a few months. Are you telling me the guy who is number 3929 is claiming to have broken 3 hours?????? Sorry, with that body I'd think 3:30 would be a HUGE accomplishment. Not being mean, but...he looks like he's running 8:00 pace at best, maybe 9?