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Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston?
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http://www.letsrun.com/...d=6479539&page=0

Wow, is this one taking off.

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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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His lifetime 5k PR and my lifetime personal worst are about the same, 21:53.

Mike is my new hero since he can somehow manage to hold that same basic pace for another 23 miles.
How does he do that?

At any rate here's this http://www.phillymag.com/...ad-mike-rossi-cheat/ in the off chance that somebody
doesn't want to wade through 30 pages of "Let's Run" stuff.

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Last edited by: pattersonpaul: May 5, 15 21:00
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [pattersonpaul] [ In reply to ]
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Sure seems like he cheated to me...
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [Donzo98] [ In reply to ]
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Oh great, 32 pages on Let's Run and counting . there goes my evening and tomorrow afternoon as well probably.

"Give 'em back his gears, Mike!!!"

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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [ericM40-44] [ In reply to ]
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Meh not worth wasting time on it. Only drama and more drama.

I did read the entire Charlie Wenzel saga on pirate4x4 and that was entertaining as hell. :D
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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Sounds really fishy...plus, the guy already rubbed me wrong my with his idiotic reply letter.

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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [ericM40-44] [ In reply to ]
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that thread is entertainment at its finest.... this guys prior races do not support this guy is capable of a 3:11...
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [ericM40-44] [ In reply to ]
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ericM40-44 wrote:
Oh great, 32 pages on Let's Run and counting . there goes my evening and tomorrow afternoon as well probably.

"Give 'em back his gears, Mike!!!"

I am on page 9. There are calls to track down his wife to inform her of his cheating. This is better than The Wire.
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [Dilbert] [ In reply to ]
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Dilbert wrote:
Meh not worth wasting time on it. Only drama and more drama.

Isn't that the only reason to waste your time on this kind of junk?
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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Pass the popcorn ... looks like this could get really interesting.
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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I feel sorry for his kids.
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [Jason N] [ In reply to ]
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Damn. It's on Reddit as well.

http://www.reddit.com/...o_bq_should_we_care/
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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This is simple. If he's never run an intermediate distance race (say 10K, 15K, or 1/2M, at the same pace as his Boston qualifier, then yes, he absolutely cheated. It's really amazing how desperate some folks are for recognition. It doesn't matter to them that they didn't really earn it because that is besides the point...they just desperately want people to be congratulating them. It's really sad.
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [HuffNPuff] [ In reply to ]
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Somebody has a tremendous amount of time on their hands. They even went through the lost and found pictures.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o6QNphLQ7ZV_sPSCyaFV4Tm1rmOlol_AO5cxF3Lam-Q/edit#gid=0



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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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I got sucked into reading this this on Letsrun earlier today.

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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [Economist] [ In reply to ]
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Economist wrote:
Somebody has a tremendous amount of time on their hands. They even went through the lost and found pictures.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o6QNphLQ7ZV_sPSCyaFV4Tm1rmOlol_AO5cxF3Lam-Q/edit#gid=0


I love one of the early exchanges:

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"This IS our life."

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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [Economist] [ In reply to ]
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Economist wrote:
Somebody has a tremendous amount of time on their hands. They even went through the lost and found pictures.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o6QNphLQ7ZV_sPSCyaFV4Tm1rmOlol_AO5cxF3Lam-Q/edit#gid=0


Now that is impressive

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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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I think this is far more common than people realize. BAA should have a 10k timing split mandate for all BQ courses. Didn't we just comment on this for the St. Louis marathon?
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [DC Pattie] [ In reply to ]
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DC Pattie wrote:
I think this is far more common than people realize. BAA should have a 10k timing split mandate for all BQ courses. Didn't we just comment on this for the St. Louis marathon?

They really should have intermediate points like 10k, 20k and 30k splits to see if those split times correlate with the finish times.
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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The thing that I don't get (either way) after reading through 25+ pages last night is that there is a photo of him with his medal wearing a GPS watch.

  • If you go to a marathon planning to cheat, why are you wearing a GPS watch?
  • If you did it legitimately, couldn't you produce the GPS file? (Barring watch issues, of course - but he never said he had watch issues in his statement)



The only thing that I can think of is that he planned to cheat "just in case" he didn't hit his target paces. But then again, why not leave the watch in the car once you've done the deed? Hopefully one of the internet mob can take a look at the photo to see if distance / time is showing on the watch.

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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [timbasile] [ In reply to ]
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timbasile wrote:
The thing that I don't get (either way) after reading through 25+ pages last night is that there is a photo of him with his medal wearing a GPS watch.

  • If you go to a marathon planning to cheat, why are you wearing a GPS watch?
  • If you did it legitimately, couldn't you produce the GPS file? (Barring watch issues, of course - but he never said he had watch issues in his statement)



The only thing that I can think of is that he planned to cheat "just in case" he didn't hit his target paces. But then again, why not leave the watch in the car once you've done the deed? Hopefully one of the internet mob can take a look at the photo to see if distance / time is showing on the watch.


He clearly planned to cheat. That is why he picked a race without intermediate timing mats and also one with a relay going on at the same time so it would not be unusual to have runners joining the race from the crowd.

This is how important GPS watches are, you use them even when you are not running race.
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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It is stunning to me that BAA would use a marathon that does not have intermediate timing mats as an approved qualifier for Boston.

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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [chaparral] [ In reply to ]
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chaparral wrote:
He clearly planned to cheat. That is why he picked a race without intermediate timing mats and also one with a relay going on at the same time so it would not be unusual to have runners joining the race from the crowd.

This is how important GPS watches are, you use them even when you are not running race.

There is no evidence that he cheated. Only lots of circumstantial evidence that point to it being highly likely he cheated. I would be willing to wager that one more piece of circumstantial evidence out there is an email to the RD asking how many timing mats there would be.
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Re: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? [chaparral] [ In reply to ]
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chaparral wrote:
This is how important GPS watches are, you use them even when you are not running race.

Just remember to not wear them while stashing the body.

I came across that last night. You never want these to be true, but this one looks pretty obvious. He fits the common profile to a 'T' and is doing the exact same things all these guys do when they are caught.

As many have pointed out in that thread, if he hadn't made such a spectacle of himself and bragging about how great he was, no one would have ever noticed. He pretty much deserves the shit storm raging over his head.

We are so fucked.
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timbasile wrote:
Hopefully one of the internet mob can take a look at the photo to see if distance / time is showing on the watch.



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