Running from the Law

AND THE MEDAL FOR CHEATING...The marathon, the world's most grueling track event, seems to attract the most creative cheats:

Boston Marathon, 2000 Two competitors in the wheelchair race are disqualified when organizers discover that they are, in fact, able-bodied athletes.

Johannesburg Marathon, 1999 A runner sneaks into a portable toilet and switches numbers and clothes with his brother, then swaps outfits again and finishes the race.

Canadian International Marathon, 1998 Shafie Soheil allegedly jumps onto the Toronto course a few hundred yards from the finish. She requires an IV at the end. Pristine running clothes and no sign of her at...

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