Did anyone else see the info from China where nearly 1/3rd out of the top 100 at a marathon were DQ'd for cheating?
Apparently, it wasn't some innocent thing. In China, if you go sub 2:34 in the marathon you get bonus points when applying to college which is incredibly competitive.
"There was more than just prestige at stake in the marathon. Competitors stood to gain a crucial advantage in China's highly competitive university entrance exams. Those who finished in under two hours and 34 minutes could add extra points to their score in the gaokao, helping to explain why several of those disqualified came from a middle school in Shandong province."
I've gotta give the Chinese credit for rewarding people for being physically fit. Imagine if they did that in the US.
I guess they kind of do as the Ivy League schools have more sports teams than the so-called power conferences.