There are actually many instances of young, ambitious athletes cheating or committing major infractions early in their careers. Some have even become icons in their sport.
As disgraceful as the first attempt was, I would prefer a happy ending. At the very least, an honest finish (with or without the record) & a written record of the run, by someone who’s not afraid to use their own name. They would have to submit this to Guinness, why not the rest of us ?