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The Morning Stake | 2020.02.20

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Going the Distance (and Beyond) to Catch Marathon Cheaters. Via Wired:

On a warm Saturday evening in late May, Derek Murphy, wearing cargo shorts and a polo shirt, sat on his living room floor, his back against the couch, his legs stretched out, his computer on his lap. A baseball game was on the television, but Murphy, 49, wasn’t paying much attention to it. He was too busy scrolling through hundreds of photos and combing over data on his computer. Occasionally he’d stop to sip from a can of diet soda. During the week, Murphy, who lives outside of Cincinnati, worked as a data analyst for a health insurance company. But in his free time, he pursued an unusual hobby: exposing cheaters in endurance races.

Four years earlier, Murphy had started a website called Marathon Investigation, and recently he’d been looking at the results of the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon, which had taken place on March 24. With more than 24,000 runners competing, the LA Marathon is one of the largest 26.2-mile races in the country. It’s also a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, the most prestigious in the United States. Murphy had been particularly interested in the results for a runner named Frank Meza.

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Just Show These to Recruits. Seriously, just send out these tweets and the rest will take care of itself.

Round Rock Classic. FloBaseball is going to televise this weekend’s action. I’m not sure if this is an online thing or if you can watch it on your TV.

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Wells Interview. Heartland College Sports’ Pete Mundo interviews head coach Matt Wells so make sure and check it out. Wells talks about the new coaches as well as the quarterbacks, that they both need to be healthy and that they are both going through their first offseason and both need to bulk up.

Derek Jones and Kevin Cosgrove Media Scrum. I listened to this while watching the game last night. I enjoyed listening to Jones, he definitely has personality and the biggest takeaway is that the Spur position that was sort of a safety/linebacker player will be a cornerback and he said that Demarcus Fields is the frontrunner for that spot. Jones admitted that he didn’t really know any of his players just yet, which is fine since he was just hired. Cosgrove is pretty old school from first impressions.


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