Sunday , June 26 2022

On your marks, get set, cheat: Dozens take a shortcut in China Marathon


SHANGHAI: More than 250 runners in stolen & # 39; half marathon & # 39; end of the week & # 39; Shenzhen, including many who took shortcuts, the Chinese state media said on Thursday (29 & # 39; November), and qaluha "deeply shameful".

The marathon and running entertainment fastest growing in China despite the pollution that & # 39; often look to major cities, b & # 39; participants carrying the end of & # 39 devices; fashion and technology worn.

However, the sport made unwanted headlines in recent weeks.

During the last Sunday in & # 39; Washington, on the border from Hong Kong, 258 runners were penalized for cheating, Xinhua news agency said the.

More than a dozen were false numbers bib and three were conducted at & # 39; other place, but most were convicted of & # 39; of cutting corners, the report said, citing the organizers.

In the event the most blatant, traffic camera captured the runners surround at least 1km before they were supposed to do turns and, potentially shaving 2km or 3km & # 39; away from a distance & # 39; 21km.

The most serious offenders face & # 39; life bans from the race.

"We regret most of the violations that occurred during the event," said organizers & # 39; & # 39 in Shenzhen, statement, according to Xinhua.

"Running the marathon is not just exercise, is a metaphor of life, and each runner is responsible for himself."

Xinhua, barely caught her disgust with widespread cheating, iddikkjaratha "deeply & # 39; shame" and added: "No matter how the participants or organizers, should reflect: S & # 39; is the significance & # 39, participation and retention of & # 39; marathons?

"M & # 39; have managed to work and forget why. Do not let the marathon turned sour."

Separately, the master He Yinli without leading to national debate on patriotism after enthusiastic over volunteer darted on course to deliver its Chinese flag as vied for victory at Marathon & # 39; Suzhou earlier this month.

She held it briefly before falling left it & # 39; on the ground, and later explained that had fallen from her grasp.

Some Chinese Internet users questioned the patriotism of & # 39; He dropped to & # 39; the flag, but many others have failed to volunteer to interfere.

Yinli He was beaten to the line after the fiasco.

In 2011 there were only 22 marathon, half-marathon or events & # 39; other management in China, according to the Chinese Association & # 39; Athletics (CAA).

However, this figure rose to nearly 1,100 this year.

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