About 16,000 folks have been estimated to participate within the race on Sunday, simply one in all greater than 1,000 marathons being held throughout the nation in 2018 alone.
However simply days later it was found that 258 runners had cheated through the annual occasion, with some taking shortcuts whereas others employed folks to run for them.
Video on site visitors cameras caught runners openly crossing by a nature strip from one facet of a freeway to the opposite to considerably shorten their race by as much as three kilometers (1.eight miles).
In different instances, in line with Xinhua, pictures from the race confirmed two runners with the identical quantity on their bibs.
Because of their actions, rivals who wore faux bib numbers or employed alternative runners have been banned for all times from competing within the annual race, whereas one other 237 have been banned for 2 years.
Often disqualifications at marathons worldwide are made on a person foundation, with one or two runners accused of slicing corners or faking instances.
An article by Individuals’s Day by day, posted to social media after the announcement of the mass dishonest, referred to as on rivals to, “please respect the Marathon, and respect sporting spirit.”