I don't know him but is it not more likely it was some innocent error, I'd be gutted to realize I had compromised what should have been a great personal achievement- in effect NOT completing my first ironman.
I know what you mean. As someone mentioned above he has come a long way and lost 4st for this event which was a great achievement in itself and I'd like to encourage him. But if he carries on then gets outed he'll have made such a tit of himself that he'll probably disappear out of embarrassment and go back to pie munching!
You could post up the average speeds for the three disiplines for all club memebers - in a "well done all" sort of way.You would have to put the individual section splits up as his overall bike split was still not that great because he was soooo slow on the first lap. Could be done but still feels a bit cruel.