Posted: 16/12/2014 at 11:26
So with regards to the above story featuring a runner who went out slowly for the first half of the marathon (over 2 hours) but then raced along in the second half (47 minutes - yes you read that right) to win this marathon.
Which leads me to my point. In every case of cheating Ive seen whether it be the London Marathon, Brighton or this one, they all have one common feature ... an out and back.
Surely directors of these races, should put a timing mat at the furthest point regardless of whether its an even number (ie 10k, 20k etc) so that it can catch out cheaters? It would help prove a lot more cases and settle a lot more disputes.
Funnily enough mine and Stevie G's favourite runner still has never bettered her time from Brighton a few years ago ... but I digress.