Yes idiots. But it is certainly easy to see where the motivation is.
I guess they also wanted to "lie" to themselves and say that they
actually ran a marathon better than what they could! Fame doesn't only
exist at the elite levels. I could also exist among one's smaller circle
of friends/colleagues etc.
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Department of Anthropology; University of California--Santa Cruz
> Ok, I can understand when people are cheating to get
> fame/money, but those 19 "athletes" weren't among
> age winners/prizers... Why, oh why?
: Every year I see reports of different people finishing Boston in the 4:00 to
: 4:30 hour range. Are they all bandits? Are there many people who have
: exemptions to the qualifying times?
>>> Some steal false respect.
>I'm sure your right Doug - but it's hard to understand the self deception. More
>than once I've seen a fellow runner run an extra 1/2 block at the end of a 20
>mile training run because they'd started in a slightly different spot than
>usual and wanted an "honest" 20 miler<g>
As for Boston, I guess it might be for bragging rights, as suggested.
It's nice that they won't be able to point to something official. And
hopefully they'll have bragged enough to their friends that the
omission will be apparent.
Ironman Canada '98
> : Every year I see reports of different people finishing Boston in the
> : 4:30 hour range. Are they all bandits? Are there many people who have
> : exemptions to the qualifying times?
> : Jack
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