run with an observer wrote:
I don't understand why LA Marathon is offering him to run with an observer again. You already know he can't run that kind of time for a marathon. He was offered an observer for 2016 for his cheating in 2015. Will history repeat itself? He'll make/find an excuse to not run LA Marathon in 2020, run in 2021 2022 2023 while setting cheating records and tell people that he thought the observer was only offered for 2020.
Reminds me of the saying, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
Agreed. The problem with the offer to run with an observer is that he already cheated, and LA Marathon officials already gathered enough evidence to disqualify him. It's not like they said, well, it looks like you PROBABLY cheated, so we'll DQ you just to be on the safe side. If there was any doubt, they wouldn't have DQ'd him. So nothing he could possibly accomplish in the future with an observer could negate the fact that he already cheated.
What they're doing would be like if a person was caught shoplifting and claimed he didn't do it. A trial was held, where it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt (security footage, eyewitnesses, etc) that he indeed shoplifted. Then after all that, the authorities suggest he walk through a department store with an observer who would make sure that he didn't steal anything. What would that prove?
It's, like, a pretty solid rule regarding the direction of time and the nature of causality, that past events certainly affect the future, but future events can't change the past.