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Perhaps that is feasible. I heard of someone else dropping out properly and they had a hell of a job getting back into the race area to get their bag, which I find slightly odd unless they tore away their number.
In her credit, there is no medal photo. Perhaps she just considered it the easiest and most direct way to get her bag and where they dropped her was the closet they could get by car (?). Not sure she should have rejoined the race mind for all the photos down birdcage etc.
All the missed mats ones I've looked at now say 'result in query' so VMLM are ahead of the game there?
the ones I've been finding are where there are unbelievable negative splits.....
14690 is one of the 5 hour pacers. You'd think they'd have spotted that before saying his result was in query??
If the pacers are cheating then there's no hope for us!
I was just popping in an say Alex Bos' Strava is now private, but I guess folks got in before the lock! You can still see his estimated best marathon and it's way over 4 hours, so hopefully VLM will wipe the result and he'll lose the GFA place. What with the new system, I'd be very pissed off if it stood and he got an almost guaranteed entry next year for a 30km run. I'm frankly astonished there isn't a results algorithm applied on the Monday morning to ID suspect times and then a small team who do photo checks to see if faces are missing. Running a 1.03 back half is laughable. Banned for life please.
14690 is one of the 5 hour pacers. You'd think they'd have spotted that before saying his result was in query??If the pacers are cheating then there's no hope for us!
I assume you're all aware of https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/Some cracking reads on there. Anything truly shocking like 'Bos' should be emailed in their too.
As things stand, he has another GFA time now. Will he use that too?
Hornchurch Hammer said:
Mrs Yolanda Visscher (18387) should remember to shave on the day of the Marathon. That said, she still looks great for her age and should be proud of her GFA place.....
just looked at that one - v amusing. Like the fact they introduced 'M' and 'F' on the numbers this year - surely the next step is to print a name on the number - not sure this boy would have run if he'd been publicly labelled Yolanda??
Agree Harmander v unlikely to have cheated - nice bloke, met him at the Expo. VMLM just seem to have put a blanket question mark on anyone missing a couple of mats?
A friend did 4h22 which is about what I usually get. I usually come in bang in the middle of the field (so ahead of about 50% runners) - she came in the top 30% on Sunday.
Regarding the Liverpool Running Club member. She and the club are saying she was injured and had to pull out. They dropped her at the finish and has emailed VLM.
Ive never heard of someone being dropped at the finish to cross the line.