In fact, the only reason Luis Carlos Rivero Gonzalez got to start Sunday morning’s race at the front of the field of 25,000, among the “Elite Runners,” is because his coach admittedly made up his personal-best time submitted to race organizers.
— Steve Gortin for the South Florida Sun Sentinal
I don’t care how fast Gonzalez ran, how talented he is, how gifted, how smart, how anything. Lying to gain an advantage over other runners by fabricating a personal-best time is cheating. CHEATING. Plain and simple. I will never run the Miami Marathon again.