3 Chinese Runners Banned Over Boston Marathon Cheating Allegations

Will Donald Trump Win the 2020 Election?


Three Chinese runners received lifetime bans from competing in official races in their home country over allegations that they cheated in the recent Boston Marathon.

According to Xinhua news, two of the runners applied to race Boston, which occurred on April 15, with falsified qualification documents. The other runner is accused of giving his Boston bib to someone else.

Moving forward, neither of the three runners will be allowed to race in a Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) event.

The Boston Globe reported that 620 Chinese citizens entered Boston. Five hundred thirty-seven competed on race day, with all but three of them finishing.

“Although the recent cheating allegations are a disappointment, we are highly confident that the vast majority of the field works hard, trains through all conditions, and brings integrity and good sportsmanship to our course,” the Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the marathon, told the Globe.

The Globe listed the three aforementioned runners’ names as Wu Zhaofeng, Zhao Baoying, and Zhang Jianhua.

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Read more

Facebook has greatly reduced the distribution of our stories in our readers' newsfeeds and is instead promoting mainstream media sources. When you share to your friends, however, you greatly help distribute our content. Please take a moment and consider sharing this article with your friends and family. Thank you.

Facebook Comments