Fake race numbers, imposters and those cutting corners to face penalties, including lifetime bans
Organisers of the Shenzhen half-marathon have said the 258 participants caught cheating during Sunday’s race will not be able to run away from punishment for their actions.
As many as 18 runners were found to wearing fake bibs, and three were running on behalf of others. They face lifetime bans from the event, the Chinese Xinhua news agency reported.
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258 runners accused of cheating during last Sunday’s Shenzhen Half Marathon pic.twitter.com/ku16FCnb4Q