Cheat Meal wrote:
maybe this wrote:
The 2016 Oakland marathon is an interesting case.
Here's video from the start line:
#135 on the start line finished with a chip time almost the same as FM. But FM started 1:47 after the gun went off. The video shows what that means. The fast runners take off (at 2:41 in the linked video). The slow runners take off. People wearing banana costumes take off. Walkers get going. The street is literally empty - the sweeper bicycle is disappearing in the distance at 4:00. Why would the sweeper bike start if someone was still on the starting line? The video ends at 4:10, 7 seconds before FM crosses the start line. According to the results, FM ran the first 10K split in 39:47, going through nearly 700 joggers and walkers at a pace of 6:25/mile.
This is great work.
What would be great, if someone had the time to do it, would be to compile a list of every known "Frank Anomaly", and write everything down in a single document. Just the facts, with sources (links to race results, photos, etc.). Waiting by the sidewalk, cutting off bib bottom, starting late, finishing fast, never appearing at mid-race photos or videos, covering his bib during pictures, giving his bib to his sister-in-law, carrying his timing chip around his wrist, DQs at CIM, retired doctor vs. manager of 100+ doctors, track scholarship or no track scholarship, etc., etc. There are so many red flags around FM, but many of them are spread around the 180 pages of this thread. I think if everything was compiled into a single document in a just-the-fact fashion, that document could be provided to a journalist/reporter and he/she could go from there.
No doubler. Do it yourself.