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Mis-timing lapses

Technology allows us to revisit and change past results. Should we?

Updated: July 19, 2012, 12:48 PM ET
By Steve Wulf | ESPN.com

Just a second.

Actually, it was 1 2/5 seconds that first raised my eyebrows. Back on June 19, the seven members of the Maryland Racing Commission unanimously decided to change the official time of Secretariat's 1973 Preakness from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53. Experts had long suspected his original time was too slow, but previous appeals had been denied. Enter Leonard Lusky, who handles Secretariat's marketing for owner Penny Chenery. He organized a 3½-hour (unofficial time) presentation, ...

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