Even The Teens Are Getting Into Cheating At Races These Days

A high school runner from New Jersey has been dropping out of races, then dropping back in at the front of the pack. Essentially, he's been cutting the course--apparently in both cross country and track.

The annals of race cheaters are quite weird, from Kip Litton to Mike Rossi to Robert Young. But all of those men were cutting the course in road races; this is probably the highest-profile scholastic incident of it yet.

Our friends at MileSplit have done convincing reporting that the athlete has been cheating. Get a load of this gif:



He's standing next to the course, stroking his chin...then he decides to jump back in the race. That was at the Manhattan Invite in October. MileSplit reports that at Saturday's NXN Northeast meet, he didn't have a 1.5 mile split, didn't appear in any race footage before the finish, and ran a season best by over three minutes. That evidence was enough to convince timers and meet management to remove the athlete from the results.

And LetsRun message board vigilantes somehow found proof that this was not a trend that started this cross country season. In one of the strangest race videos I've ever seen, you can see him drop out 500 meters into an indoor 800m, take a breather, then jog across the finish line with the leaders. He's bib No. 11 in a red top in the video.

Don't cheat in races. The running internet has a bloodlust for catching cheaters, and is very good at it.

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All attention in Division II cross country over the weekend was in Romeoville, Illinois, as the Lewis Conference Crossover went down on Saturday. Despite the meet featuring none of the mighty Colorado heavyweights-- Adams State, Colorado Mines or Western Colorado-- the race still had plenty of podium implications and individual title contenders.

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NCAA KOLAS Projections | October 15th

The KOLAS calculator is back! And, after the first seven weeks of competition here is where the top teams stand via the NCAA at-large points system. Our projections are based off of current points earned through October 12th and for the sake of projections we predicted the regional finishes based off our FloXC rankings. Be sure to tune in LIVE on November 15th for the KOLAS LIVE: Selection Show.

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Who Will Be The IAAF Men's Athlete Of The Year?

The IAAF announced the 11 men’s finalists for 2019 Athlete of the Year on Monday. 

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Kipchoge Or Kosgei: Which Marathon Performance Is More Impressive?

In the span of a little over 30 hours this weekend, professional marathoning radically changed forever. 

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Play FloXC Fantasy & Win A Trip To The 2020 NCAA XC Championships

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Lawrence Cherono Wins Chicago Marathon; Former NOP Athletes Struggle

Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning in a sprint finish over Ethiopia's Dejene Debela, 2:05:45 to 2:05:46. The victory comes six months after Cherono's Boston Marathon title, for an impressive two World Marathon Major wins in one year. 

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Brigid Kosgei Smashes Paula Radcliffe's World Record At Chicago Marathon

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Brigid Kosgei of Kenya one-upped Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday in Chicago, as the 25-year-old closed out an impressive week of marathon performances with an unexpected and brilliant new world record for women in 2:14:04.

Race Analysis: 2019 Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. CT. Check out our men's preview here and women's preview here and keep this page refreshed throughout the race for live updates.

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