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A day after the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, which I ran this year, it was reported that the first place woman was disqualified for an inconsistent time.
Tabatha Hamilton of nearby Trenton, GA had finished the race in 2:55:39 claiming first place.
Upon closer inspection the chip times didn’t add up. It turns out her first half split was 2:06:51 and her second half was run in 49 minutes (which is 9 minutes faster than the current men’s world record)!
Reading about his unfortunate news made me wonder how frequently cheating goes on in the racing world, specifically during marathons.
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