Rook to knight wrote:
I'm confused by all this. Was OP the person in the article or not? This seems weird.
Not the same person. The OP ran a great time in a different marathon but was DQ'ed due to accidentally cutting the course (would have added several minutes but sounds like still under goal). The person in the article was someone who a poster here thought was the OP due to the time and inexperience, but the backgrounds don't match up. I believe the OP is a real person, and accidentally cutting a course stinks. Can't imagine in a marathon.