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    How many times has someone done this

    Rob Sloan disqualified for taking bus during Kielder Marathon - ESPN

    Seriously? You've got 20 miles down, what's another 6.2 at that point?



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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    Wasn't there an infamous case where a woman started running in the Boston Marathon at like the halfway point or farther?



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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    Not sure, but I might be able to break a 3:00 marathon with the help of a bus



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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAbuse View Post
    Not sure, but I might be able to break a 3:00 marathon with the help of a bus
    I still wouldn't......would probably stop at the first bar after about 5 miles.



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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    Quote Originally Posted by RhoadsRage View Post
    Wasn't there an infamous case where a woman started running in the Boston Marathon at like the halfway point or farther?
    The article mentions it briefly at the end.

    One of the most famous cases of cheating in a marathon came at the Boston Marathon in 1980. Rosie Ruiz was the first woman to cross the finish line but was disqualified when officials discovered she jumped into the race about a mile from the end.



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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    Quote Originally Posted by RhoadsRage View Post
    Wasn't there an infamous case where a woman started running in the Boston Marathon at like the halfway point or farther?
    Why run halfway if you only need to run the last 1/2 mile?

    Rosie Ruiz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The most damning evidence against Ruiz surfaced when two Harvard students, John Faulkner and Sola Mahoney, recalled seeing Ruiz burst out of a crowd of spectators on Commonwealth Avenue, half a mile from the finish.
    From Wikipedia, regarding the suspicions right after Ruiz "won":
    However, suspicions mounted about Ruiz almost from the beginning. Men's winner Bill Rodgers, who had just won his third straight Boston Marathon, noticed that Ruiz couldn't seem to recall many things that most runners know by heart, such as intervals and splits.[2] Other observers noticed that Ruiz wasn't panting or coated in sweat, and her thighs were much flabbier than would be expected for a world-class runner. She later released stress-test results showing her resting heart rate as 76; most female marathoners have a resting heart rate in the 50s or lower.
    I'm sure that observation went over well...


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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    The article mentions it briefly at the end.
    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    Why run halfway if you only need to run the last 1/2 mile?

    Rosie Ruiz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    From Wikipedia, regarding the suspicions right after Ruiz "won":


    I'm sure that observation went over well...
    Yep, that's it. Only read the link, not the article so didn't realize it mentioned it. Hilarious stuff there man.



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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    just signed for the DSM IMT Marathon...have only run sparingly the past couple months....have a feeling I'm going to place in the top 3....




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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAbuse View Post
    Not sure, but I might be able to break a 3:00 marathon with the help of a bus
    depends on the number of stops


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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAbuse View Post
    Rob Sloan disqualified for taking bus during Kielder Marathon - ESPN

    Seriously? You've got 20 miles down, what's another 6.2 at that point?
    Actually the marathon is two races: a twenty miler and a 10K. Remember how you prepare for a 10K and how hard you work then think that after you've done 20 miles you have a full 10K staring you in the face. I know I went through that logic in my first marathon; the exhilarartion of finishing 20 miles then realizing I've still got almost an hour left to go -- bummer.

    Still doesn't excuse someone from cheating.


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    Re: How many times has someone done this

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAbuse View Post
    Rob Sloan disqualified for taking bus during Kielder Marathon - ESPN

    Seriously? You've got 20 miles down, what's another 6.2 at that point?
    You could look at my splits from my first marathon to know that the last 6.2 is waaaaaaaaaaaay different from the first 20 miles. First 20 miles - sub 3 hour pace. Last 10K - not so much. At all.



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