Nearly 6K Runners Disqualified from Mexico City Marathon for Alleged Cheating.
Mexico City Marathon officials disqualified nearly 6,000 runners after an investigation revealed widespread cheating. The investigation resulted in the elimination of 20 percent of the field.
Official results show that 28,206 runners crossed the finish line. Of those, 5,800 have now been disqualified after Facebook posts showing runners allegedly cheating by taking shortcuts, beginning the race along the course, or even allegedly boarding trains, Runners World reported. The website reported that 1,296 of the disqualified runners posted times that would qualify the runner for the Boston Marathon had their results been allowed to stand. more here