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Cheater Nearly "Wins" Singapore Marathon (Read 270 times)

    Singapore marathon 'winner' ran only 6 km

     

    I love how he said he never thought about going home midway because that would have been like giving up.

    Kerry

    HF #1048

    Concept2 - Marathons Rowed April & May 2013

     

     

     

     

     

      Pedestrian. He's got nothing on Kip Litton.


      I'm back!

        "... he finished Sunday's race several minutes ahead of Singapore's finest distance athletes in a time of 2hr 46min."

         

        That's as fast as they've got in Singapore??

          Maybe I can run a marathon afterall.

            That's as fast as they've got in Singapore??

             

            That was my first thought as well. I mean I know it's not even a real country but c'mon man!

            Runners run.


            ultramarathon/triathlete

              "... he finished Sunday's race several minutes ahead of Singapore's finest distance athletes in a time of 2hr 46min."

               

              That's as fast as they've got in Singapore??

               

              Agreed!

              Several folks on RA should go run Singapore.  That's an "easy" time for some here, and an attainable time for even more!

               

              As for the cheater, looks like he'll be publicly shamed.  Hopefully he learns something.  The fact that he wants the finisher medal and t and didn't do the work says loads about his personality.  What a winner.

              HTFU?  Why not!

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              Labrat

                Daytime temps in the 80's to low 90's

                 

                The  humidity at/near 100% this time of year will slow you up a little.

                5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

                10K  51:48 (Vdot 38.39)  7/15/12

                HM 1:46:23 (Vdot 41.95) 11/9/13

                FM 4:28:33 (Vdot 33.01) 11/12/11

                *Gun time, all others are chip time


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                  "... he finished Sunday's race several minutes ahead of Singapore's finest distance athletes in a time of 2hr 46min."

                   

                  That's as fast as they've got in Singapore??

                   

                  Actually, 2:54 was the fastest real time for a local.

                   

                  I like this quote:

                  He added: "I never thought about going home midway. It would have been like giving up."

                   

                  'Cause dropping out 4 miles in and taking a shortcut to the finish line somehow isn't....

                  "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                   

                  JimR


                    It wouldn't surprise me at all if a lot of people think of  'competing in' a race as being enough to earn the reward.  I mean, he did run in it, but probably views running or walking or whatever the whole thing as some sort of insane endeavour that only some people actually do.

                       

                      Agreed!

                      Several folks on RA should go run Singapore.  That's an "easy" time for some here, and an attainable time for even more!

                       

                       

                      The overall winner did it in 2:14.

                      The cheater would have been the "Singapore winner".

                       

                      So, you fast dudes can go to Singapore and race, but don't expect a race filled with only Singaporian's and without faster Kenyans.

                      But, you could go to Singapore and become a local, I guess.


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                          "... he finished Sunday's race several minutes ahead of Singapore's finest distance athletes in a time of 2hr 46min."

                           

                          That's as fast as they've got in Singapore??

                           

                          I've ran in Singapore. It's horribly humid and hot nearly all the time.

                          I once asked my business colleagues if they ever get use to it, and they responded, "No, but we stop complaining."


                          HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                            It's easier to get used to if you stop running after 4 miles.

                            It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                               

                              I like this quote:

                              He added: "I never thought about going home midway. It would have been like giving up."

                               

                              'Cause dropping out 4 miles in and taking a shortcut to the finish line somehow isn't....

                               

                              +1. That was my favorite quote in the article and the primary reason I posted it.

                              Kerry

                              HF #1048

                              Concept2 - Marathons Rowed April & May 2013

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                I have run in Singapore too.  It was miserable, even getting out early before the sun came up.  They were having a "heat wave" at the time and daytime temperatures were in the mid 90's with the humidity also in the mid 90's.

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