Honolulu Marathon – Over 300 Runners Flagged in Initial Review
There is route chopping in each and every marathon. The downside after all chopping isn’t distinctive to Honolulu. If the route has sections that may be lower, some runners will do exactly that.
What is exclusive is that when I reported at the 2016 effects and the route chopping, their resolution for 2017 and 2018 used to be to check out to bury the effects.
On the reputable effects web page, in order to discover a runner’s consequence, you want to go into their bib #, title, and town of place of abode. I’ve reported many cases the place runners had been cheated out of age team awards as a result of bib swapping. By hiding the whole effects, and making it just about unimaginable to appear up some other runner, The Honolulu Marathon is enabling dishonest.
Fortunately, I used to be ready to drag the whole effects. I to start with flagged 319 runners for most probably route chopping. I used to be conservative in my method. I didn’t flag the slowest of the runners that most probably ignored timing mats as a result of they handed the checkpoints once they had been pulled up.
I checked a pair evident cases of chopping by way of runners completing close to the highest of age team awards, they usually had been got rid of from the reputable effects. Other questionable effects stay.
The maximum not unusual position to chop the route is at the out and again stretch earlier than the 21okay checkpoint.
178 runners ignored each the 21okay and 25okay timing mats.
Of the ones runners, 83 additionally ignored the 35okay timing mat.
74 of the ones runners additionally ignored the 15okay timing mat.
42 of the ones runners additionally ignored the 10okay timing mat.
33 of the ones runners additionally ignored the 5k timing mat.
The most evident of this team are nonetheless appearing in the reputable effects. Two runners coated the space from 15okay to 35okay in slightly below 17 mins. That is beneath 1-1/2 mins in keeping with mile.
The 318 flagged runners is set 1-1/2 % of the entire finishers. This share is in line with the collection of route cutters that will be anticipated in any race of this dimension.
My factor with Honolulu is the obvious effort to offer protection to those who do lower the route.
There is not any manner for the typical particular person to take a look at their age team competition. Most races welcome comments from runners and wish to do the whole lot cheap to ensure that race effects are 100% correct.
I can have extra on explicit effects from Honolulu in the approaching days.
Since Honolulu isn’t going to proportion the whole effects, I plan on posting a hyperlink to a complete effects document (together with splits) later this week.
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