31 Dec '15, 3am

How common is cheating at marathons?

How common is cheating at marathons?

The consensus in the industry is that not many people intentionally cheat at road races, but it does happen. New York Road Runners’ Peter Ciaccia, President of Events/NYC Marathon Race Director told Runner’s World Newswire that in 2014, about 50 of the 50,530 NYC Marathon finishers were removed from the results, most for accidental cheating (getting close enough to the finishing mat to register a time after dropping out, for example). Marine Corps Marathon Deputy Director Angela Anderson says that in an average year, 150 to 200 runners might be removed from the Marine Corps Marathon results, but again, most of those cases are unknowingly breaking the rules. In 2014, only one person received a ban for cheating. The process by which runners are flagged for removal from results varies by race—some rely on the timing company to police the results, while others have staffers wh...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/racing/how-common-is-cheating...

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