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Here’s a Chance to Possibly Vindicate a Disqualified Runner. Right now there is very little to go on. I will update this article as more information becomes available.
See the linked article. A runner was disqualified for missing the 5k mat at the London Marathon. The runner is 18 year old Ryan Floyd Lee. The runner’s mother is reaching out for help to find a photo of him on the first part of the course.
What I’d really like to see are his complete splits. I’d like to see if the missing splits are out of line with the rest of his race. This wouldn’t prove he ran the race, but it could be strong evidence of cheating if his pace through 10k (the first mat he hit) is significantly faster than his next split.
The map below shows the beginning of the course. It would appear to be relatively easy to cross the start line, and work through the park right at the 10k split. I am assuming that race officials see this as a potential spot for course cutters, and a big reason for a disqualification.
Looking at the finish line photo the runner that crosses at the same time finished with a net time of 4:08:15 and finished at 2:14:58 PM.
I have reached out to the author of the linked article to try to find out if they have a record of his split data.