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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Cheater.

I don't like to divulge my political affiliation - I've been burned for that in the past - but I will say that I don't trust politicians...so this story doesn't surprise me in the least.

Former Mexican Presidential Candidate Roberto Madrazo, who won the Berlin Marathon for his age group with a time of 2:41:12, has been disqualified because he cheated. And no, this isn't a story of steroid use. Being 55-years-old, Madrazo was old school about it and just decided to skip a bunch of miles.

Race officials said Monday they disqualified him for apparently taking a short cut -- an electronic tracking chip indicates he skipped two checkpoints in the race and would have needed superhuman speed to achieve his win.

According to the chip, Madrazo took only 21 minutes to cover nine miles -- faster than any human can run. "Not even the world record holder can go that fast," race director Mark Milde said.

I've been training for the New York Marathon, so I can empathize with Madrazo...cutting your run short is very enticing. But you have to stop being so greedy. You see, even if I did cut out nine miles, I still wouldn't be close to winning. Nobody would have noticed. You've gotta be smart, man. I mean, Fourth or fifth place at least and you could have been home free. They probably only double check the medalists.


Via The Fanhouse


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3 comments:

MCBias said...

Yeah, I just noticed that story now via ABC...that Smith gets to everything first, ha. And you're training for the marathon? Good! Although now I'm kind of ashamed of how excited I am for a 5K this weekend, ha.

T.A. Negro said...

spoken like a shady -- but apparently doable -- REPUBLICAN.

I suspect you'll finish your race in similar fashion to the Mets.

This Suit Is Not Black said...

I suspect I've already quit.