skagit flats marathon & half

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Posted by alan on September 24, 19101 at 05:05:06:

This is an awesome course. On flat, scenic country roads running past
many old farm houses and barns. And in Sept, the weather sure beats
Seattle Marathon in Nov! I really enjoyed the run. But sad to find out
that Mark Franklin, a sponsored runner who won the Swedish SummeRun 10K,
was caught cheating in the half! He broke the tape in the half marathon
in blazing time but was found out that he didn't start with the field.
Rumor has it, he "jumped in" ahead of the field down the road. How sad.
With his talent, he would have won anyway. Leaves you wonder "why?"
Maybe a chip timing in the future will prevent such act.