Cheating the good old fashioned way

Marion Jones was high tech but Roberto Madrazo was much more direct – literally and metaphorically. Taking a leaf out of the Rosie Ruiz playbook, this 55 year old Mexican politician’s shortcut during the Berlin Marathon saw him cruise home in an astounding 2:41:12. And right onto the scandal pages of the sports press, LOL.

Not so fast, though… he was busted by an alert photographer who noticed he was a tad overdressed and fresh for such a speedy win on a hot day. Race organizers investigated and found he had missed 2 consecutive timing mats. Oops… disqualified! What amazes me is that people actually believe they can just be so blatant. Weird.


~ by John Rankin on Oct 9, 2007.

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