There have been plenty of reports of course cutting and bib swapping at The London Marathon. There have also been plenty of false alarms ( more on that at the end of the article).
London has been vigilant regarding their results. Some would argue too tough. Last year the ”Running Scamp” was thrown in jail after picking up a bib and running across the finish and collecting a medal.
Georgina finished third place in the Female 55-59 Age Group with a time of 3:14:06.
This is clearly not Georgina. Will this runner be charged with fraud, like the homeless runner from last year? Will he, or Georgina, be thrown into jail? Probably not.
As it stands now Georgina is still in third place. I expect she will be disqualified, and likely banned. The runner wearing her bib has not been identified.
I’ve received a number of emails from runners who believed that their bibs were forged. When checking their photos, they are seeing other runners with the same bib number that they legitimately wore.
What I found is that there are some photos from The 2018 London marathon intermingled with runners’ 2019 photos. When runners search for their photos, they are assuming that the other runners appearing in their search results forged their bib. In reality, they are seeing photos from The 2018 London Marathon.
If you think someone copied your London Marathon bib, check the 2018 photos before reporting this to the race or to Marathon Investigation.
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