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From: JTV
13-Jan-18
Busted for hiding in a port a potty and cheating ... what some will do ...smh

https://nypost.com/2018/01/12/ultrarunner-accused-of-winning-races-by-hiding-in-port-a-potty/

This ultrarunner’s career just went to s–t.

Kelly Agnew, an avid ultramarathon competitor, was stripped of some of his titles after an investigation revealed that he was hiding in a Port-a-Potty to win races.

The 45-year-old was disqualified at Across the Years, a fixed-time event in Arizona that takes place every new year, when he was spotted “registering laps without running the complete loop of the course,” according to a Facebook post Wednesday from race organizers.

He’s won the 48-hour race four times since his first medal in 2014 for running 201.5 miles in the 48-hour limit.

Officials said they were first suspicious of his performances after he won the 48-hour race by more than 55 miles in 2015 — even though he stopped running seven hours before it ended — and decided to track him during the multi-day looped course in Phoenix.

“He was witnessed circling back at the start/finish staging area after completing a lap, spending over 7 minutes in a portable restroom and then ‘completing’ the lap and going on for his next without actually running the mile plus loop,” organizers said.

Organizers took immediate action, approaching Agnew and asking him to turn over his racing bib.

They also announced that they were rescinding his first-place titles at four other races where he missed certain check-in points on the course. Agnew is banned from future races hosted by the organization.

According to Derek Murphy, a business analyst best known for busting cheating roadrunners on his blog marathoninvestigation.com, Agnew also missed checkpoints at the famous Leadville 100 and has questionable times recorded for other races as well.

At least one sponsor dropped Agnew after he was busted for cheating at the Across the Years race, Murphy reported.

“It saddens us to see this take place at an event that is centered around camaraderie amongst runners and support of top performances,” organizers said. “This type of cheating is not tolerated by our race or race organization.”

From: Woods Walker
13-Jan-18
How much you want to bet it's a RUSSIAN made porta-potty!!!

But really, this is just being discriminatory. If you THINK you're a marathoner, then you ARE! No different that if he said he's a woman and wanted to compete as such. He should get the ACLU to sue for him.

From: NvaGvUp
13-Jan-18
As a long-time ultra runner myself, (long since retired), this bugs me to no end.

Ultra-running is about competing against yourself and the course, not about competing with other runners.

In these races, everyone is rooting for everyone else to do well. As noted above, there's a camaraderie between the runners unlike any other sport I know of.

I hope this jerk NEVER is allowed to enter another race of any type in his miserable, pathetic life!

From: JTV
13-Jan-18
Years back, they caught a guy cheating in the local Fall Popcorn Panic 5 mile run.... they had these chips that go on your shoes to mark your time as you crossed the half way mark and finish line.... his never showed the half way mark and pictures taken during the race only showed him towards the finish, no place in between except at the finish.... plus, he wasnt sweaty as he should have been in the high humidity that AM, even though he had the chip and race number ..... he was stripped of his title.... they thought he also hid in a port a potty or the crowd and jumped out and took the lead in his age group as the lead pack passed.... what some will do ....SMH ....

From: 70lbdraw
13-Jan-18
Reminds me of Lance Armstrong!

From: Rocky
13-Jan-18
I don't know why but this reminds me of the 1972 Olympic Marathon in Munich, Germnay won by Frank Shorter. Moments before Shorter entered the stadium expecting a huge ovation a German student ran into the stadium in full marathon German gear and received a standing ovation. Moments thereafter Shorter entered the stadium, security had subdued the charlatan and the crowd loudly booed him. Shorter was perplexed to say the least hearing the boo's. His victory lap was giving a standing ovation.

From: NvaGvUp
13-Jan-18
Then there was Rosie Ruiz falsely pretending to win the Women's division in my first Boston Marathon in 1980.

From: JTV
13-Jan-18
Yea, I remember that ^^

13-Jan-18
I just fail to understand what these guys get out of their fraud.

They must have no conscience. No voice inside their head that berates them for being a loser.

I can't imagine what that must be like. It's like the guy who steals mounts or poaches some huge animal and spins some crap about their "big hunt."

While they're carrying on about how great they are, it has to roll through their head that they're just douchebags. Undeserved and false accolades have to ring hollow inside.

And why in the world would this guy want to show up at any future races where everyone would know that he was a tool? If he wanted to compete against the course, others or himself, all he had to do was to not hide in a port-a-potty.

From: Woods Walker
13-Jan-18
You do know that you've just described PaulTheAtheistFromConnecticut to a "T".

From: Amoebus
13-Jan-18
I had a college teammate that was the opposite of these guys. He was running a summer road race and was in 2nd place by 40 seconds. The lead runner got stopped by a train so my buddy timed the interval until he got to the train. By the time the train cleared, my buddy stood there for 40 seconds while the first and third runners took off.

From: NvaGvUp
14-Jan-18
Ameobus,

I've seen more-or-less the same thing in my running career.

From: Scrappy
14-Jan-18
I can't lie I only race for the cookies at the finish line. You can not buy cookies that taste that good anywhere.

From: DL
14-Jan-18
Brought back memories of my senior year in PE. We had to run a cross country 1.5 miles as part of a whole bunch of fitness tests. So the four of us seniors in the class devised a plan to cut off a chunk of the race. The teacher hated this class because of the four of us. He probably knew what we did but was just glad to get rid of us. We were supposed to run behind a 100 yd long mound at the football field make a loop and run back over the top as part of the course. When we ran behind we just laid down until the rest of the class came running by again. Back then in the little town I lived in no one ran distance. I only did if I was being chased out of a farmers field for eating a watermelon. At that point I was uncatchable.

From: JL
14-Jan-18
I didn't recall that Rosie Ruiz gal so I looked her up on Wiki. She has a dubious background.

In 1982, Ruiz was arrested for embezzling $60,000 from a real estate company where she worked. She spent one week in jail and was sentenced to five years' probation.[10][11] She then moved back to South Florida, where she was arrested in 1983 for her involvement in a cocaine deal. She was sentenced to three years' probation.[11][12] In April 1993, she was working in West Palm Beach[11] as a client representative for a medical laboratory company.[13] As of 2000, she still maintained that she ran the entire 1980 Boston Marathon.[2]

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