2019 London cheaters

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  • DT19DT19 ✭✭✭

    I don't think it is ok because they didn't pose with medal. It just means that perhaps they didn't cheat. I know someone that withdrew at 15m. He said that the logistics and process to get to finish and retrieve stuff wasn't straightforward.

    It may well be that those without medal shots went through the latter mats as it was the most obvious and direct way and declined medals etc as they had withdrawn?

    I saw that article on the sun. He got slaughtered but all they had to do was look at this splits etc. He said he went for a wee.

  • I think it's going to be hard to DQ someone who looks to be a bit younger than they're meant to be  - unless it's massively obvious.  The men running as women are an easy DQ though. 
  • EtchEtch ✭✭
    Hmm, this is an interesting one: runner 32880, F50 - good time, crossed all the mats, but.... not a single photo!
  • YnnecYnnec ✭✭✭
    I was going to suggest stealth technology, but as she hit all the mats, that's probably not the case.
  • Snail2Snail2 ✭✭
    Could just mean that her number isn't readily visible from the front; perhaps on her back or somewhere on a costume.
  • senidMsenidM ✭✭✭
    Etch, 32880 could be shy? had number covered up, crumpled, but crossed all the mats so good luck to her (or even put her number on her back like a real noob!).

    I would give those that didn't pose at the end the benefit of the doubt, you have to get your kit bag back and crossing the line may be the easiest option if you decide to DNF.

    I ran Boston(Lincs) this year, hip went at 21, couldn't even walk, so blagged a lift back to finish, made sure I wasn't wearing my number, didn't cross the finish line, didn't take the Tshirt/medal, but must have got too close to the mats as they registered a finish (a 3:48 I think, which would have been over an hour quicker than a GFA time for me).

    So sometimes people do appear in the results, however briefly, and I emailed organisers that evening and was taken out of the results, and I should think the VLM organisers may be a bit slower correcting their data.

    On the other hand, Roman Guliak - 72945, what a complete Knob, posing before and after, when all he actually did was walk 20K rather slowly and then got on the tube, probably with his friend 72496 - pillock!


  • YnnecYnnec ✭✭✭
    edited May 1
    Etch said:
    Hmm, this is an interesting one: runner 32880, F50 - good time, crossed all the mats, but.... not a single photo!
    It corresponds with her PO10 account and she narrowly missed a PB by 6 secs.

    https://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=598149 
  • I did see some runners with numbers underneath jackets.  Not the best of plans if you want pics but probably not cheating. 
  • EtchEtch ✭✭
    S'ok, I've identified 32880 in the iPlayer finish line coverage (pink top, black shorts), finishing just behind 58230 (Raymond Rey). She had a pink belt across her number, so it couldn't be completely seen: http://iconic-imagecdn.azureedge.net/MFT2019-02/58/834258/1146/0044.jpg?preset=p
  • When looking at marathonfoto website someone else has the same number as me. Should this be possible? my number was 41226 but some guy in a white top also has that number?
  • EtchEtch ✭✭
    @kidgorgeous - the photos of "Rich" have been erroneously copied from runner 41226 in 2018: https://www.marathonfoto.com/Proofs?PIN=070639&LastName=GOUGH
  • WardiWardi ✭✭✭
    I would report it to VLM, it might well be someone using last year's number.
  • you are correct Etch, looking again it does appear to be a sunny day in his photos and i didn't notice that
  • DT19DT19 ✭✭✭

    i'm gad this one is receiving the attention it deserves. If you are going to swap bibs at least make sure it is someone of roughly the same age and also the same sex to start with. Then ensuring they don't do something silly like age group placement is surely a must.
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    Cal/DT - did you read the comment at the bottom?
    "Male, young and with quads like that, but he can only place third in the Female 55-59 age group? He’s a loser on so many levels. I’d like to meet those top two ladies!".

    :)
  • DT19DT19 ✭✭✭
    Funny, but maybe a little harsh, 3.14 is a decent time time and 70 minutes faster than the average.
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    Yeah, 3:14 is a very decent time.  The little "he's a loser on so many levels" dig still made me chuckle though.
  • SlowTortoiseSlowTortoise ✭✭✭
    58212 doesn't look like an Anna to me...
  • 58212 doesn't look like an Anna to me...
    And that's another GFA entry for her too.. Needs to be reported. 
  • JGavJGav ✭✭✭
    58212 doesn't look like an Anna to me...
    And that's another GFA entry for her too.. Needs to be reported. 
    Terrible pacing!
  • NorthEnderNorthEnder ✭✭✭
    58212 doesn't look like an Anna to me...
    I think she might fail the new testosterone tests.
  • WardiWardi ✭✭✭
    58212.  There may be a simple explanation but..
    That looks like a green GFA number.  The lady runner is listed as from Sweden, overseas runners cannot enter the GFA system so how did she obtain the number?
  • Swedish but living in the UK, Wardi?
  • WardiWardi ✭✭✭
    That did cross my mind CD though she doesn't have any profile on PO10 or Parkrun.  Otherwise giving your female number to a bloke who can consolidate your GFA time could be deemed a bit naughty. :o
  • True, Wardi, although my only point was that Swedish Anna must have been eligible for GFA (accepting that her qualification time could have been run by someone else) or her entry wouldn't have been accepted at all.
  • YnnecYnnec ✭✭✭
    edited May 3
    In the future when facial/pattern recognition, microchip implants and sniper drones are refined to the nth degree, it shouldn't be an issue.

    In fact, nigh on perfect as deterrents go.
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    47837 - what IS your name?  You look very good for your age.
  • DT19DT19 ✭✭✭

    I'm pleased to see one of the main cheats identified (the v55 3rd place) is now removed from results.

    Nessie, I don't know that could be a 40 year old man, though Hugo printed across the chest causes suspicion. Probably not enough to it for vmlm to intervene.

  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭
    I think it's going to be hard to DQ someone who looks to be a bit younger than they're meant to be  - unless it's massively obvious.  The men running as women are an easy DQ though. 
    You say that, but in this current sensitive climate on gender, is it that obvious?  o:)
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