Frank Meza has been disqualified from The 2019 LA Marathon after evidence that he cut the course has been mounting.
June 28, 2019
After an extensive review of original video evidence from official race cameras and security cameras at retail locations along the race course, Conqur Endurance Group has determined that Dr. Frank Meza violated a number of race rules during the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, including re-entering the course from a position other than where he left it. The video evidence is confirmed by a credible eyewitness report and our calculation that Dr. Meza’s actual running time for at least one 5K course segment would have had to have been faster than the current 70-74 age group 5K world-record [an impossible feat during a marathon].
Dr. Frank Meza is disqualified from the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.
The revised results for the Men’s 70-74 age group are:
- 1st – Dan Adams – 4:10:07
- 2nd – Marek Malolepzy – 4:11:08
- 3rd – Joe Ogata – 4:25:24
As previously reported, Frank was also disqualified from The California International Marathon in 2014 and 2016. Frank was banned from CIM after the 2016 race.
Frank’s Marathon History
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Given the overwhelming amount of evidence at LA 2019, and his prior disqualifications, and subsequent ban from CIM, every result of Frank’s is open to scrutiny. As every race is examined, There is evidence of suspicious behavior.
Evidence has been presented to The Mesa-Phx Marathon. They are in the process of reviewing. I plan to follow up with them again this week.
I have been meticulously going through the data from Frank’s previous races, one race at a time. As I’ve been doing that, a letsrun.com poster by the username “deadesq” has been uncovering a mountain of photographic evidence from these other races as well.
Below is just a sample of what’s been uncovered. I will present these photos and others with more context as I report on each race.
I feel that it is important that I continue to report on the evidence for each race that Frank has claimed a finish.
In nearly all of these races Frank has claimed age group awards. The proper winners deserve the recognition, even if that recognition is long overdue.
Time To Come Clean
Frank has enlisted friend and fellow coaches in attempts to thwart the investigation into his times, and to try to cast doubt in the evidence that myself and letsrun users have put together. As Frank has likely learned, such attempts generally serve to add more fuel to the fire.
In my opinion, Frank’s best option at this point is to come clean and admit to what is obvious. I am not suggesting that he simply ask for his results to be removed because ‘it’s not fun anymore”, but to admit to every instance of course cutting, apologize to the races, the true winners, and those that have been attacked in his defense.
It is likely that those that so strongly came to his defense now are able to see the truth. Maybe someone can convince Frank to act appropriately and to come clean.
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