Friday, August 25, 2006

Update on claims of misrepresentation by Congresswoman Jean Schmidt

Following up on yesterday's post covering Independent candidate Nathan Noy's claim that Congresswoman Jean Schmidt made false statments about her participation in the 1993 Columbus Marathon:

  • Online Race Results responded to an email request for race results for the 1993 Columbus Marathon:
    Q. Do you have race results for the 1993 Columbus Marathon.

    A. No we do not. Thank you.

    Update: The Daily Kos has provides the following in this post:

    According to the official 1993 Columbus Marathon results booklet (printed several months after the event), Jean Schmidt, 41, ran 3:19:09. She finished 930th overall and was 5th in the F40-44 age group. In addition, per the photo below, the male, male, female, male finish order and times are consistent per the results booklet and her bib # was F5505 (photo shows "F55").

    In our rankings, she has plenty of times and her 3:54:22 at age 52 is comparable to her 3:19:09 at age 41.

    For nearly 20 years, this office compiled, verified and cleared all the long distance running records for USA Track & Field, the national federation. The 1993 Columbus Marathon had a U.S. age group record.

    Ryan Lamppa, Running USA researcher

  • Sean Gleason does a very detailed analysis of the following photo and concludes that it is not a fake.


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