Woman jumped on the course to finish 3rd in 2014 and then jumped on the course in 2015 to finish as first female.
I wish more RD's would take no nonsense stances like this RD. Quick, firm decision.
“It’s a difficult situation for everybody, including the people who run a fair race and don’t get the recognition they should receive,” said Nancy Lieberman, president of GO! St. Louis. “I said to her, ‘It looks like you perpetrated a fraud.’ I have nothing legitimate that says she officially started and ran 26.2 miles in 2014 or 2015.”
As part of her investigation, Lieberman reviewed last year’s marathon photos. She didn’t find any of Schler, who lives in Columbia, Mo. They talked by phone Wednesday, Lieberman said.
“I said, ‘I’m going to disqualify you in 2014 unless you provide me photos of you along the course,’ ” Lieberman said. “I told her if she showed me photos within two hours I’d consider not disqualifying her.”