A runner was disqualified from a British marathon when it was discovered that they had taken a bus.
Rob Sloan, a former Army mechanic, dropped out of the race 20 miles in and decided to take a bus. Sloan finished the race at 2 hours, 51 minutes an amazing 21 minutes faster than his previous best. Third place finisher Steven Cairns was running third the entire way and never saw Sloan pass him. Cairns immediately took to his Facebook page and doubted Sloan's results saying "I was third the whole way but somehow I crossed the line and was given fourth! I started to doubt myself as he was adamant he had gone past me. I could understand him taking the goody bag and the T-shirt but to do the press interview claiming he was third..."
Sloan will have to meet with a committee later in the month to see if he will be banned from future marathons.
This is similar to the Rosie Ruiz story when she won the Boston Marathon in 1980 but was disqualified after only entering the race a mile from the finish.