A marathon with make-up and an athlete enters the car and takes third place

London, April 19th. (Adnkronos) Scottish ultramarathon specialist Joasia Zakrewski has been disqualified from the race because she used a car. The 47-year-old from Dumfries finished third in the GB Ultras match between Manchester and Liverpool on April 7. Details: Travel 2.5 miles (about 3.8 kilometers) by car. The trick was discovered because the data showed that the athlete covered a mile in 1’40 “: very fast. GB Ultras race director Wayne Drinkwater told the BBC the episode was “extremely disappointing”.

“The issue has been investigated and after checking data from the race tracking system, GPX data, data provided by our event team, other competitors and the entrant himself, we can confirm that a competitor has been disqualified from the event for using a car during part of the course.”

“It is now in the hands of the TRA (Road Running Association) and UK Athletics (UKA) as the regulators.” Zakrezewski finished 14th in the 2014 Commonwealth Games marathon in Scotland and set UK records over 100 and 200 miles. Adrian Stott, a friend of the marathon runner, told the BBC the Scottish athlete was “sincerely sorry”. “The race didn’t go according to plan. She said she felt sick and tired during the race and wanted to retire,” he said. “She has fully cooperated with the race organizers’ investigation, giving them a full account of what occurred. She sincerely regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.”

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