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A Woman Jumped In At The Last Checkpoint Of A Marathon And Hilariously Claimed Victory

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For the second time in six months, a runner has been caught cheating in a marathon days after the fact. Last Sunday, Kendall Schler crossed the finish line at the GO! marathon in St. Louis ahead of everyone else. But there was problem. A big one, actually. Nobody remembered seeing her on the course. In fact, according to race officials, Schler appeared to have jumped in at the last checkpoint. Even worse, it looks like Schler did the same thing last year.

Listen, if you’re gonna cheat, at least be somewhat good at it, okay?

Officials said that Schler did not register any times on the route, and that a review of last year’s marathon photos failed to turn up images of her on the course.

You couldn’t get a friend to photoshop something? What kind of cheater are you, ma’am?

“It’s a difficult situation for everybody, including the people who run a fair race and don’t get the recognition they should receive,” said Nancy Lieberman, president of GO! St. Louis. “I said to her, ‘It looks like you perpetrated a fraud.’ I have nothing legitimate that says she officially started and ran 26.2 miles in 2014 or 2015.”

Lieberman said that nothing about Schler’s story made sense. She had her bib and number on her leg, contrary to marathon guidelines, and covered by a shirt. She told Lieberman she had removed the timing strip from the bib in each of the last two years.

Kendall Schler clearly needs to take marathon cheating tips from Geoffrey the Butler. That dude got it done right.

[STLtoday]

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