Saturday, February 28, 2009

More Dane Patterson

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Dane is the Biggest Loser that I blogged about a few days ago. He claimed to have run an entire marathon here in Arizona, when in fact he took a ride for at least 3 miles.

His time was near 6 hours, but the producers claimed he ran a 3:53 marathon. If you look at the show video you'll see the five looks like a three. I thought the show doctored the footage. But, being the amateur journalist that I am I went and looked at the Arizona Road Racers pictures. The one above was taken by Hal Gensler. I cropped it and blew it up. You can click on it and see the clock's five does indeed look like a three. So, the time error could indeed be a random mistake by someone back in a studio in California.

7 comments:

Dan Seifring said...

Nice find Pat.

Adam said...

Yeah, probably just an easy typo.

Keep us posted on anything else you find!

Alissa said...

You might be on to something there. Being in graphic design, I realize that sometimes the lowly production artist has to make the call when you have are on deadline. I wouldn't be surprised if you are right.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Great work Columbo.

Lisa said...

I was shocked when I saw this on the show that he ran it in under 4 hours. I was like HUH??? But then on Facebook, he posted that his time was 5:53. BUT he never said he DROVE 3 miles & thus in the end was not listed as a finisher. He needs to fess up to that part of it. There are many people that think he did it in 4 hours & have given up on themselves as a result of that. I'm training for my first ever 1/2 marathon & hoping to be done in 3 hours & when I saw his 4 for a full marathon...I was ready to throw in the towel!

Sumo said...

Honest mistake about the time. Not so honest about saying he finished!

Anonymous said...

You can actually go to the Arizona road runners website where even the running club says he was disqualified! Here's the link:

http://www.arizonaroadracers.com/