BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
The 2012 London Olympics have come and gone, yet no report has yet surfaced from David Katz, the IAAF measurer in charge of the measurement of the Marathon and Race Walks. David was appointed IAAF measurer of the course, and he traveled to London for the official course measurement.
David measured the course with Hugh Jones, who did the exhaustive job of measuring the course many times. Each time it changed, Hugh had to get a new fix on the course. It was a huge job. Also measuring the course was Mike Sandford, who maintains the website
UK Course Measurement
Time passed, the Olympics came and went, and no report was forthcoming from David.
Mike worked up an excellent report of the measurement, and repeatedly asked David for input, without success. Finally Mike and I agreed that it was time to publish, and it has been done.
You can see Mike’s work at Measurement Report.
It is a fine piece of work.