Our thanks to Mike P for this gem (video, 34:45). Tips of the hat to Paul Elam and Tom Golden for their critique of the fiasco. I’m very pressed for time, and have watched only the first 10 minutes, but you know it’s all going to be good.
You could scour the mainstream media and not find an explanation for how Desi Linden, a woman, could have “won” the race, although 142 men recorded faster times. We thank Tom Golden for the answer, via this page on the race start times, published before the marathon took place, on the website of the Boston Athletic Association. Tom writes:
Here’s a link to the start times. Notice that the start time for the elite women is 9:32 am and for the elite men it is 10:00 am. Linden, the female winner, averaged about 5:45 min per mile in the first 10k and that works out to about a five mile head start.