10-26-2015, 01:15 PM #1
Man arrested after hiding out & cheating his way to 2nd place in Kenya marathonA man was arrested and will face fraud charges for cheating his way into second place at Kenya's Nairobi International Marathon.Police and race officials said the man, identified as 28-year-old Julius Njogu, hid among a group of spectators before joining Sunday's race near the finish.
(...) He was in line to claim around $7,000 in prize money before being caught out and disqualified.
Officials said they became suspicious because Njogu showed no signs of fatigue and was not sweating when he had supposedly just run 42 kilometers (26 miles). They discovered that he'd run barely one kilometer after emerging from a bunch of onlookers and joining the leading group of runners just outside the stadium.
Television images showed Njogu arguing with race officials, and even removing his running shoes in an apparent attempt to show organizers blisters on his feet to prove he'd run the entire course.
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