Chinese Take Running Seriously, by @cryptoandcoffee

a76dd5da-513a-11e9-8617-6babbcfb60eb<em>1320x770</em>091426.jpg source A bit too blatant as a runner uses a bike during a marathon. She was later disqualified and banned for life after being told on numerous occasions to get off.

The Boston marathon has strict entry requirements as they have so many applicants each year. They do this to keep the "riff raff" out and they still somehow get in. This year 3 runners were banned and they came from China. The Chinese government stepped in and banned the runners for life. I have no idea why runners would cheat if the race is that difficult and you aren't good enough. Does it go on your CV or something?

If we take a look at what is happening in China as running is a very popular sport today. With over 1000 marathon races a year which works out to around 3 races every day it seems they love running for some reason. Most marathon runners are short in stature and have a skinny build which probably means that 99 percent of the Chinese population should be fairly decent athletes.

I still don't get it though and it has to be a status thing among the Chinese people. Bragging rights and being allowed to run in a more prestigious race where you will only get found out as your fake times will only show how bad you really are. The Chinese really take running seriously it seems and nothing will stop them. Most people I know that run in competitive marathons do it for the enjoyment and cheating doesn't come into it.

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@xiaoq.sports:

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@obest:

Cheating in sports has become a norm in China , naturally Chinese are not good athletes so that is why they always looks for short cuts to achieve success in athletics sports


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@drlobes:

Believe it or not, its a cultural thing and mostly done in very competitive close up environments. Not much care is given how they are seen by the outside world, you have to be in front for those who know you, friends, family, coworkers...


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@abitcoinskeptic:

They should also punish the event organizers in races where a lot of people cheat for overlooking it or making it too easy to cheat. They need check points in key locations.


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@ariyod:

The chinese should be banned for such acts


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@xyzleo:

I am a proponent of marathon race and runners. But as you said and pointed out correctly, some even prefer to cheat. But how come they do so in this highly technological world. Everywhere cctv is installed. People should at least participate in a marathon for joy, ecstasy, fun, most importantly health. Forget who wins or not. Just enjoy that moment. I think every nation should promote marathon race at every level. That will enhance sporting spirit and health too.


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@sapwood:

The Chinese love to cheat though and in one race alone over 250 were caught cheating.


250 is a huge number. So the cheat sheet is high for sure. But what is the need of it. Do they get high paycheck for this accomplishment?


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@engineermabbas:

Yes you can Say that But if You See in Now Era. The Person More Cheating is Getting More Value in a Society and is Considered as Intelligent Rather than a Cheater. WHICH IS WRONG..


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@bozz:

Wow, that is pretty horrible. It seems like in the end you are just cheating yourself by doing that!


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@devann:

I find this whole thing very hilarious. The Chinese migrants elsewhere in the world don't behave like this. Probably the two generations of communist rule has made the Chinese people forget the Confucian values.