A review of the Miami Marathon showed some questionable results at the top of the leaderboard.
Male – 1st Overall – Disqualified Immediately
Looking at the map, I am unsure how anyone would have physically made it from the starting line to 10k in 18:16.
This leads me to believe that this result may have been due to a timing issue of some sort.
His result was removed very quickly – before the times were picked up by athlinks or marathonguide.
Male – 4th Place (Open) 1st in Age Group – 2:40:51 Boston Qualifying Time
Calculating the above splits his pace between the 10k and finish would be 4:17 minutes/mile.
He has yet to be disqualified. The picture above is the only I could find. I have no reason to believe that he was claiming this result as legitimate. I will report the result to the marathon.
Male – 1st in Age Group 3:28:21 Boston Qualifying Time
This runner did not register at any of the intermediate timing mats.
Looking at prior results, he finished the 2015 Miami Half Marathon in over 2 hours.
He still appears in the official results.
Female – 1st in Age Group 3:28:21 Boston Qualifying Time
No photos or splits
She still appears in the official results.
Female – 4th in Age Group 3:18:23 Boston Qualifying Time
This runner is seen with a medal for the Full Marathon. The only split she hit was the 13.1 in 2:36:59. Additionally, the runner she is pictured with has nearly identical splits – which would seem to rule out a timing issue with one of the chips. His time was not a Boston Qualifier.
The 1/2 and finish lines are all near the starting mat. Based solely on the split times and the missed mats, it would appear that they spent the entire race within a few block area of the finish. They missed both the 10k ,19, and 23 mile splits.
|click to enlarge – Miami marathon 2017 map