While the running community continues to deconstruct the Chicago Marathon's mid-race cancellation and other major U.S. running events' handling of unusually hot weather, I wanted to draw attention to another scandal over in Berlin.
Seems a Mexican politician may have cheated his way to an age group award in the Berlin Marathon. A sports photographer first alerted officials after noticing the guy reached the finish line rather overdressed in tights, a windbreaker and a hat to others' shorts and tank tops. This led to an audit of his chip times, and it appears he took a big shortcut (though he wouldn't be the first to claim a mat malfunction).
You can read the story here.
And thanks to Sandy in PA for bringing the story to my attention.