They utilized everything from public transportation to hiring faster runners.
In an attempted plan to fool race coordinators and earn credits towards university acceptance, at least thirty runners have been disqualified from the Xiamen International Marathon for cheating. It is reported that runners cheated by taking public transportation to various points on the course, while others hired faster runners to carry their chips across the various checkpoints. Some reports suggest some faster runners held three, or more, timing chips with them.
Runner’s who finished within a certain time window earned credits towards being accepted to some of China’s top universities. Applicants have also been caught cheating on entrance exams, causing the application process to these prized universities to be held under a cloud of doubt.
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