The Beijing Marathon Organizing Committee has permanently banned one runner for violating the competition rules. On a bike share he ran a 6km race.
According to race officials, the runner with bib number E0879 did not follow the prescribed route from start to finish and rode a shared bike from 29km to the 36.5km mark. At about 37 kilometers, the runner decided to re-enter in an attempt to complete the marathon.Race officials flagged his time and suspended him from the results.
“This is a complete violation of the rules and unfair to other runners who have completed the race,” the organizers stressed. in a press release.
Runners not named by race officials will be permanently banned from the Beijing Marathon and reported to the China Sports Association for additional penalties.
On November 6th, China’s oldest marathon resumed for the first time since October 2019. The Chinese capital has had strict social distancing measures in place since early 2020 to prevent the spread of his COVID-19.
The race started in Beijing’s historic Tiananmen Square and finished at Beijing’s National Stadium (also known as the Bird’s Nest), which hosted track and field events during the 2008 Olympics.
Beijing marathoner banned for life for sharing bikes during race
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